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Re: Windows realloc & GNU


From: Derek Price
Subject: Re: Windows realloc & GNU
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:32:38 -0400
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Conrad T. Pino wrote:

>Yes but the "free" function detects the write past the end and displays
>a dialog box with "Abort", "Retry", "Ignore" options.  Nothing odd occurs
>when "free" isn't called.  Looks clean to me.
>  
>

That isn't right.  Since realloc(0,0) should return a valid pointer, you
need to be able to pass it to free() without a problem.  Some code may
be making this assumption.  Use the GNULIB replacement realloc in
lib/realloc.c.

Regards,

Derek

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