[fpc-devel] compile time memory leak detection

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Jan 19 10:31:17 CET 2010

On 19 Jan 2010, at 09:35, ik wrote:

> There are sometimes way to "see" that you have memory leak in a code  
> without
> using any sort of profiler.
> For example using new/getmem on a local variable without releasing  
> it etc...
> Does FPC know how to find this places on compile time and at least  
> issue a
> warning about it ?

No, it doesn't. In principle, the compiler can't even be sure that you  
haven't replaced the default memory manager with e.g. some garbage- 
collector-style memory manager similar to Boehm GC, in which case such  
warnings would be wrong.


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