[TUHS] Did realloc ever zero the new memory?

markus schnalke meillo at marmaro.de
Sun Sep 13 17:06:48 AEST 2015

[2015-09-12 18:15] Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com>
> That's a really good point.  Anyone like these?
> void *alloc(size_t bytes);
> void *realloc(void *old, size_t want);
> void *zalloc(size_t bytes);
> void *zealloc(void *old, size_t want);

Please note, that identifiers are usually remembered by sound
not by letter sequence. `zalloc' and `zealloc' are likely to
be pronounced similar and thus there is a good chance that
this leads to confusion and errors. Furthermore, `calloc' and
`zalloc' are prone to be pronounced equally or understood
equally, especially by non-native speakers.

Choosing good identifiers is a tough task.


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