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firestring_malloc

firestring_malloc

Section: C Library Functions (3) Updated: 2002-03-31
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NAME

firestring_malloc - malloc(3) with internal result checking  

SYNOPSIS

#include <firestring.h>
-lfirestring

void *firestring_malloc(const size_t size)  

DESCRIPTION

firestring_malloc() acts exactly like malloc(3) except that it detects malloc failures, prints an error and exit(3) with exit status EXIT_FAILURE. In most programs, malloc failures are unrecoverable, and this is the preferred behaviour.  

RETURN VALUE

If firestring_malloc() returns, it always returns a new memory area of size bytes. It never returns NULL.  

AUTHOR

Ian Gulliver <ian@penguinhosting.net>  

SEE ALSO

libfirestring(3)


 

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