As Jason said, you can’t make
NSArray store weak references. The easiest way to implement Emile’s suggestion of wrapping an object inside another object that stores a weak reference to it is the following:
NSValue *value = [NSValue valueWithNonretainedObject:myObj]; [array addObject:value];
Another option: a category that makes
NSMutableArray optionally store weak references.
Note that these are “unsafe unretained” references, not self-zeroing weak references. If the array is still around after the objects are deallocated, you’ll have a bunch of junk pointers.