Random pointer issues
Hmmm, I thought about using an NSArray or NSMutable array, however since the size is never changing I figured that the use of a mutable array was silly. The reason I shyed away from using an NSArray is because for some reason I see it all the time for use with NSStrings but not with much else. I figured that the basic C array would suffice and it looked to me that the use of an NSArray might actually slow the exicution down. If I'm wrong about anyof that please let me know.
Kaamoss Wrote:Hmmm, I thought about using an NSArray or NSMutable array, however since the size is never changing I figured that the use of a mutable array was silly.
You're shuffling the deck, so you need to use an NSMutableArray because an NSArray doesn't let you alter its list of objects. In other words, if you use an NSArray, you can't re-order the array's objects, resize the array, or swap-out one of its objects for a different object.
NSArrays and NSMutableArrays are actually quite lightweight and fast. Give them a try... you'll see
Also, if you insist on using a plain C array, use malloc(sizeof(Card *) * 52) inside Deck's init method. Then use free() inside Deck's dealloc method. This will ensure that each Deck instance gets its own array.
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