Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/07/20/04:55:28

From: Edward Hill <ha AT nochance DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: A Structured Problem ?
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:18:07 +0100
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Paul J G wrote:
: Many thanks to everybody, everythings running fine now. Although
perhaps you
: could be so kind as to answer these questions for me.
: 1) How would I use the free command to free up one of the shape
: or to delete
:     the whole structure ?.

You shaould call free once for every item malloc'ed.
void freemyshape(int shapeno)
      if(shape[shapeno].xpoint != NULL) free(shape[shapeno].xpoint);
      if(shape[shapeno].ypoint != NULL) free(shape[shapeno].ypoint);

assuming is global otherwise you'll have to pass the shape to
the function. 
: 2) Both Michael and Ed used slightly different malloc commands, whats
: difference ?.

Michael was casting the return of malloc, which is a bad idea in C I
he was writing in C++.
: 3) If I am writing for a machine with 32 megs and want to use, say 3
: for holding my shape data in would I use FARMALLOC command instead ?.

no malloc should suit you fine. DJGPP is good like that.


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