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Re^3: What's the weaken here for?by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:16 UTC||Need Help??|
The author must have done this for some reason...
Because in the real code, unlike your simplification of it, the weakened sub reference forms a closure over itself:
Ie. It contains a circular reference which would leak memory without the weakening.
For example, with the weaken commented, this leaks like a sieve:
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