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Re: [vox-tech] malloc() is ... old school?
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Re: [vox-tech] malloc() is ... old school?

Ive not heard of this, and I have been programming C(with malloc) since
1992.  I don't see a problem with malloc, in fact the only problem I've seen
is the programmers abusing the poor pointers and never using free. :P


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 6:08 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] malloc() is ... old school?

> i've heard this from two people now.
> some students are being taught they should stay clear of malloc() and
> instead use calloc() because calloc() is the "old school" way of getting
> memory dynamically.  they're taught that malloc() may not be present in
> all implementations of the C library.  again, because calloc() is "old
> school".  presumably, malloc() is ... new fangled.   ;)
> actually, both people used the words "old school", so i'm assuming
> that's some kind of quote by the professor.
> just for my own self-edification, does anyone know anything about this
> "old school" and "new school" business?  i've never heard of it before.
> pete
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