[fpc-devel] MemSize argument validity
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Feb 17 10:40:04 CET 2010
On 16 Feb 2010, at 19:11, Nikolai Zhubr wrote:
> I've just discovered that passing an invalid pointer to MemSize()
> results in a bogus value returned and no error generally reported.
> Is this intentional?
It's just as intentional as dereferencing an invalid pointer can
result in a segmentation fault, that freemem'ing an invalid pointer
can corrupt the heap, etc. It's how manual memory management works:
the programmer is responsible for not making any errors with pointers.
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