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iOS Objective-C Basics (Retired) Introduction to Objective-C Syntax Overview

What means "in a sane state"?

(I'm italian and just for curiosity I would know the meaning that it has in programming context) I head it at 3.25 in the chapter "Syntax Overview"...

2 Answers

Amit Bijlani
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

In this case it means that a valid object is returned. The method alloc allocates memory for the object but does not initialize it. The method init initializes it to a valid state and sometimes even with some default values.