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Subject:   tests for nil in awakeFromNib incorrect
Date:   2003-05-18 20:33:11
From:   anonymous2
Response to: tests for nil in awakeFromNib incorrect

It is strange that according to my test, if an init... operation failed, it does return a nil. I read the manual from Apple, it also says that a failed init... operation will release the object and return a nil. So, I think your original code is correct. :-). But I agree that you should add a [self saveData]; statement in the awakeFromNib method. Coz, it seems that the [self saveData] in the dealloc can not really save the data, so you will not re-create the missing file is you haven't modified the data. Strange!