A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
RahulZ
 3 years ago
What is Malloc ?
RahulZ
 3 years ago
What is Malloc ?

This Question is Closed

opiesche
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Memory Alloc  allocate a block of memory, normally from the heap.

lauriy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Use it thusly to avoid problems: malloc(sizeof(mystruct))

RahulZ
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmmm i need a appropiate answer

Toolan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you need a place to store some data, malloc is your friend. You can (M)emory (Alloc)ate some RAM to use to store it. If your program ends, or you (dealloc)ate it, then it's gone.

lauriy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Malloc is a function in some programming languages (most notably C) that allocates a certain number of bytes to hold some data structure?

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What do you mean by an appropriate answer..?

sukun007
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0WEll, malloc is the c equivalent of new. With m alloc you can allocate a chunk of memory at runtime and since it's allocated at runtime it's obviously stored in a heap. So you can do something like take input from user and create an array of that size int * k = malloc(sizeof(int[n]); It returns a pointer to the memory location and you have to free the memory before the program ends.

rsmith6559
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would consider new to be a wrapper of malloc.
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.