[fpc-pascal] Usage of TInterfacedObject. Automatic release?

Cesar Romero cesarliws at gmail.com
Sat May 26 19:54:02 CEST 2007

  Manager: TVTDragManager;

It should be Interface.


  Manager: IDropSource;

or other implemented interface


Cesar Romero

Luiz Americo Pereira Camara escreveu:
> I'm tracing a memory leak in a Delphi ported component and found that 
> the culprit was a TInterfacedObject descendant that was not being freed.
> I found that if  i directly call Free or _Release the memory leak 
> vanishes (Delphi code does not call these).
> My question is: is TInterfacedObject descendants supposed to be freed 
> automatically or should i call Free directly?
> See attached example.
> Using fpc 2.1.4 under win32 XP SP2.
> Luiz
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