[fpc-devel] Manual memory management with ansistrings and dynamic arrays
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Dec 12 16:15:30 CET 2013
On 12 Dec 2013, at 16:05, Adriaan van Os wrote:
> Is it safe to assume that manually allocating a cleared memory block
> (e.g. with calloc rather than New) sufficiently initializes the
> ansistrings and dynamic arrays in that memory block ? If not, what
> does the init code look like that New is calling/setting up for
> ansistrings and dynamic arrays ?
In practice, that is currently enough.
In theory, you should call "initialize" for every record/array
containing management types in your allocated block to be safe.
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