- 17.05 (released) ...
EIF_OBJECT eif_protect (EIF_REFERENCE ref);
eif_protect function protects the Eiffel reference
ref from the garbage collector. It keeps a reference on it so that the garbage collector does not collect it if it is not referenced from Eiffel any longer.
eif_protect function returns an
EIF_OBJECT can be used later on to access
ref with eif_access.
ISE Eiffel 4.4 and later.
eif_protect is equivalent to
henter, which is deprecated.