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iOS Build a Playlist Browser with Objective-C Managing Playlist Data Using Helper Methods

Question about self and the init method

Why is self used with the helper method in the initialization if we are not supposed to use self in an init method?

1 Answer

You can use self in an init method, you just have to make the init call to super first (and check that you got back a valid instance). e.g.

if (self = [super init]) {

/*safe to reference self here*/

}

return self;