This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Unregisters a pointer to a GC thing so that it is no longer a member of the garbage collector's root set. This enables any pointed-at GC thing to be garbage collected as needed.


JSBool JS_RemoveRootRT(JSRuntime *rt, void *rp);
Name Type Description
rt JSruntime * Pointer to the runtime with which the root was registered.
rp void * Address of the pointer to no longer protect. This must have been passed to one of JS_AddRoot, JS_AddNamedRoot, or JS_AddNamedRootRT earlier.


JS_RemoveRootRT removes the GC thing that rp points to from the list of GC things that are protected from garbage collection. rp is thus a pointer to a pointer to a JS double, String, or Object. Do not pass a pointer to a JS double, string, or object -- you must pass a pointer to a pointer or a pointer to a jsval that's a GC thing. The entry for the GC thing rp points to is removed in the garbage collection hash table for the specified runtime, rt.

JS_RemoveRootRT always returns JS_TRUE.

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