object_register(), reference count and object_free()


    Mar 25 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Hi,
    I'd like to copy the buffer~ behaviour for my object and basically it works fine. Just a tiny little problem:
    I register my object with a given name, when I create another object with the same name, on object_register(), instead of creating a new object, the free() functions is called and I only get a reference to the original object, so far so good.
    I'm able to create as many references as I want. When I delete an object box in the patcher, everything is still fine, but when I delete the last instance in the patcher, I get only notified with the message "willfree", but the free function never gets called.
    Is this behaviour intentionally? Do I miss something here?
    Thomas

    • Mar 25 2014 | 3:47 pm
      I forgot to mention:
      If I create only one instance, it works fine, I get notified with "willfree" and then the free() function is called..
    • Jul 21 2014 | 5:53 pm
      If you are interested in providing some example code (and step-by-step instructions for reproducing) I'd be happy to take a look at it.