[fpc-devel] MemSize argument validity
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Wed Feb 17 11:35:13 CET 2010
In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> > 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.
... and that means assuming that you can't make out failsafe if a pointer is
valid or not. One needs to manage that oneself.
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