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Is this wrong in Xamarin's Documentation?

JustDoItJustDoIt USMember ✭✭
edited April 2016 in General

In this document: [,_testing,_and_metrics/memory_perf_best_practices/#weakreferences](Use Weak References to Prevent Immortal Objects), it says if two objects strong reference each other, they will become immortal. However, it seems not true...

There is a stack overflow discussion on it: [] (Does Immortal Object really exist?)

Can someone from Xamarin help on that?

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  • JustDoItJustDoIt USMember ✭✭

    Thank you very much! The video you linked is especially helpful ! The documentation is definitely need to be improved and I hope that can happen soon. :smile:

  • AbakizAbakiz NOMember

    So much of documentation is incorrect providing broken samples to work with. Not only that but it's extremly verbose; just checkout the localizations page.

    Verbose + Broken = I give up; I'm not using Xamarin anymore.

  • JohnHJohnH GBMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Abakiz I don't use the Xamarin documentation so cannot comment on that, the docs I look at are the iOS SDKs as Xamarin is practically a literal translation. I also read Objective C examples and then implement them in C# if I need to learn something new. The advantages of C# over Objective C for me are immense. Just my 2 pence.

  • AbakizAbakiz NOMember
    edited July 2016

    I like the language C# and I like XAML (Although it could be much better; but the IDE/Framework is young for Mobile)
    But it's really frustrating when you follow documentation word for word and it doesn't work.

    I really want it to work. The shared UI principle with Renders is really powerful. Imagine 95% reusable code across 3 platforms.

    N yes I do Swift, Objective-C & Java. C# is my favorite language out of all of them. (Swift refactoring sucks)

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