ne_malloc

NE_MALLOC(3)                  neon API reference                  NE_MALLOC(3)



NAME
       ne_malloc, ne_calloc, ne_realloc, ne_strdup, ne_strndup,
       ne_oom_callback - memory allocation wrappers

SYNOPSIS
       #include <ne_alloc.h>

       void *ne_malloc(size_t size);

       void *ne_calloc(size_t size);

       void *ne_realloc(void *size, size_t len);

       char *ne_strdup(const char *s);

       char *ne_strndup(const char *s, size_t size);

       void ne_oom_callback(void (*callback)(void));

DESCRIPTION
       The functions ne_malloc, ne_calloc, ne_realloc, ne_strdup and
       ne_strdnup provide wrappers for the equivalent functions in the
       standard C library. The wrappers provide the extra guarantee that if
       the C library equivalent returns NULL when no memory is available, an
       optional callback will be called, and the library will then call
       abort().

       ne_oom_callback registers a callback which will be invoked if an out of
       memory error is detected.

NOTES
       If the operating system uses optimistic memory allocation, the C
       library memory allocation routines will not return NULL, so it is not
       possible to gracefully handle memory allocation failures.

AUTHOR
       Joe Orton <neon@lists.manyfish.co.uk>
           Author.

COPYRIGHT
neon 0.29.3                     11 January 2010                   NE_MALLOC(3)