Powerful Pointer Finder

The pointer finder finds the shortest paths so it is good for finding the reference that is causing the memory leak.

location: ‘http://www.smalltalkhub.com/mc/JohnBrant/ReferenceFinder/main’
user: ”
password: ‘’

Once loaded, you can evaluate something like “ReferenceFinder findPathToInstanceOf: MyClass”.  That will return a reference path or nil if no path exists from the Smalltalk global to an instance of MyClass. If you want to find a path to a particular instance, you can use “ReferenceFinder findPathTo: myInst”.

In the past, I’ve found that NECController and some compiler infrastructure (I forget the class) have been culprits for memory leaks with their caches.

John Brant


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