[fpc-pascal] getmem

Claudio Lo Gaffo clogaffo at gmail.com
Tue May 24 23:28:41 CEST 2011

El 24/05/2011 03:57 p.m., Luis Fernando Del Aguila Mejía escribió:
>>> I'm surprised this compiles at all.
> Ok, Does my program does not compile on your computer ?
>>> You're mixing up manual allocation of memory on the heap for variables
>>> such as arrays with compiler allocation of heap memory for ansistrings
>>> (which are reference counted and deallocated automatically).
> Yes  something  like that.  I'm  trying to  emulate  something  like  
> this:
> VarLCad = array[0..2] of ansistring;
> Begin
>   LCad[0]:='01234';
>   LCad[1]:='56789';
>   LCad[2]:='11111';
>   Writeln(LCad[2]);
> End.
> But using GetMem(LCad,4*3) for the array. (4 bytes for the ansistring 
> pointer).
> This can be done with: TList. But I write these simple programs, to 
> know how compiler works.
> _______________________________________________
> fpc-pascal maillist  -  fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org
> http://lists.freepascal.org/mailman/listinfo/fpc-pascal
You don't explain what is exactly the error you're getting but getmem 
don't initialize the memory allocated, and when you assign a pointer to 
ansistring the compiler decrements the reference counter of the 
pointer's current value, if isn't nil. Since you have garbage in the 
pointer, you'll get an access violation. If you don't get it,  somewhere 
the memory becomes corrupted. Sorry by my english, I expect you 
understand me.


More information about the fpc-pascal mailing list