[swift-users] Autoreleasepool for Ubuntu

Jens Alfke jens at mooseyard.com
Wed Nov 2 15:45:55 CDT 2016

> On Nov 2, 2016, at 1:42 PM, Bernardo Breder via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> The algorithm that i send is a example of server code and this code will execute in a ubuntu environment. When i install in the ubuntu, the swiftc show me that the autoreleasepool is "use of unresolved identifier 'autoreleasepool'". I want to clean the memory all the time when a client close.

You don’t need to on Ubuntu. Autorelease pools are only to clean up Objective-C object references. Those don’t exist when you’re not running on an Apple platform; you only have Swift objects. 

That SO question you linked to is talking about code running on macOS or iOS. It doesn’t apply to other platforms.


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