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Reference Counting - Exercise

Reference counting


Objective: Debug the following client-side pseudo-code.

Instructions

There is a problem with the following piece of code.
  1. Identify the problem.
  2. Describe a solution to the problem.

HRESULT hr;
IMyComInterface *piy_1, *piy_2;

piy_1 = get an interface pointer to IMyComInterface;
piy_2 = piy_1;

…

piy_1->Release();
piy_2->Release();

Exercise scoring

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