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Re: memory debugging and C++ (program keeps crashing)


On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 07:59:23PM +0200, Jochen Voss wrote:

> If I remember correctly, you can do
>     ptr = malloc (<really large number>);
> without problem.  The real memory allocation is delayed until the
> memory is actually used.  So a program allocating but not using
> 2 gigs of memory would just run fine.

Although it's still bad practice of course as it precludes all 
allocation policies other than total overcommit.



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