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NAME

alloca - memory allocator

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
See Also
History
Bugs

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In stdlib.h void * alloca "size_t size"

DESCRIPTION

The alloca function allocates size bytes of space in the stack frame of the caller. This temporary space is automatically freed on return.

RETURN VALUES

The alloca function returns a pointer to the beginning of the allocated space. If the allocation failed, a NULL pointer is returned.

SEE ALSO

brk(2), calloc(3), getpagesize(3), malloc(3), realloc(3)

HISTORY

BUGS


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