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Re: DeviceKit and /usr

Twas brillig at 11:00:07 08.09.2009 UTC+02 when joss@debian.org did gyre and gimble:

 JM> If it’s an operation that specifically requires much memory, Glib
 JM> provides g_try_*alloc functions for that.

 JM> However, when allocations start failing for string manipulation
 JM> operations, the application is doomed.

Freeing caches or correctly finishing (e.g. rolling back current file
operation) and shutting down are the possible actions in case of lack of

 JM> Note that most high-level languages are also going to simply dump
 JM> an unhandled exception when the process gets out of memory.

Yes, and it can be handled (though rarely do).


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