[ODE] RE: ALLOCA
sjbaker1 at airmail.net
Thu Feb 26 17:56:50 MST 2004
Jon Watte wrote:
> Note that the use of malloc() is still there -- I think there
> are two orthogonal issues (for something as simple as wrapping
It really is a bad idea to use malloc/calloc/alloc/free in C++
programs. For one thing, this bypasses any constructors someone
may have written for the object you are making - and for another,
there is danger that you may allocate the space using 'malloc'
and someone else may not realise that an attempt to de-allocate
it with 'delete' (or allocated with 'new' and later 'free'd).
This can result in seriously error-prone code.
If you are writing in C++ you should really try to stick with
new/delete for *all* memory allocations.
> The ## token concatenation has been well supported in ANSI C
> for at least the last 10 years. I use it daily on GCC3 and
Yeah - it's pretty standard these days. The only system I've
seen recently that didn't support it was a rather ancient SGI
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