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Re: Floating references

6.06.2017 21:41 Chris Vine <vine35792468@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> [...]
> No one is suggesting reworking. This is no more than intellectual
> interest in the original design choice.

I wasn't around when this design choice was made so I can only
guess. I can only repeat what Tristan has already said:
this is a feature of GInitiallyUnowned and its descendants
rather than all GObject instances. At least that was originally,
maybe it was changed later but remained to avoid breaking the
backward compatibility.


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