Re: Properties and the runtime

On Mar 29, 2009, at 10:21 PM, Luke the Hiesterman wrote:
So, if I declared a property called money and synthesized said property, would [object setMoney:money] and = money compile to the same code? That, of course, implies that we're also inserting property-related code to simple method calls if they happen to correspond with a property.

They would compile to the same code, regardless.

@synthesize synthesizes the implementation of the methods only and that is where the runtime dependency is introduced.

Also, same question for if I declared a property and didn't synthesize (wrote my own getter/setter).

Same thing; the call site remains unchanged.



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