[fpc-devel] cmem not aligning memory
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Apr 8 15:12:06 CEST 2010
On 08 Apr 2010, at 15:05, C Western wrote:
> How about an alternative implementation, without the integer
> recording size? I had a quick try at this - the only use of the
> MemSize routine in fpc+lazarus seems to be in an optimization in
> resizing strings. If this routine is adjusted to cope with MemSize
> returning 0 to indicate "not known" then most applications should
Having "most" applications work is a great recipe for annoying bug
reports (and annoyed users).
> This implementation as the additional advantage that mixing malloc
> and free's between C and Pascal then work.
That would indeed be nice, but I don't think it is feasible. Someone
who values such functionality more than a full implementation of the
memory manager can always install their own memory manager.
> PS: The CFreeMemSize seems to be incorrectly implemented - it does
> not offset the pointer.
It calls CFreeMem, which does perform the adjustment.
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