In Chapter 7, it mentioned that convention for IBOutlets is to declare them as weak references. However, in Apple’s Resource Programming Guide, in the Managing the Lifetimes of Objects from Nib Files, they recommend that they are declared as properties
Are there any advantages to one over the other? Do both styles work correctly on Mac OS X as well? In most cases the outlets are private implementation details of the enclosing class so if one style makes it easier to get them out of the interface definition and into the implementation file (and still work with XCode IB) that would be an advantage.