qichunren qichunren - 28 days ago 7
iOS Question

How to know if NSAssert is disabled in release builds?

I often saw "assert " in iOS code, I google it, and got to know it assert true or false.

I want to know if this will auto disable in release mode?

Answer

Use NSAssert() and its companions.

in the project define NS_BLOCK_ASSERTIONS for your release configuration.

Xcode 4 tremplates disable NSAsserts in the release configuration. It adds

-DNS_BLOCK_ASSERTIONS=1

to "Other C Flags" for "Release".

From the documentation:

Assertions are disabled if the preprocessor macro NS_BLOCK_ASSERTIONS is defined.

The NSAssert macro evaluates the condition and serves as a front end to the assertion handler.

Each thread has its own assertion handler, which is an object of class NSAssertionHandler. When invoked, an assertion handler prints an error message that includes the method and class names (or the function name). It then raises an NSInternalInconsistencyException exception. If condition evaluates to NO, the macro invokes handleFailureInMethod:object:file:lineNumber:description: on the assertion handler for the current thread, passing desc as the description string.

This macro should be used only within Objective-C methods.