Subject: Re: alloca() question
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: J.T. Conklin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/1996 14:36:01
> I recently found that, at least on the 386, alloca() doesn't return
> NULL when the stack limit is reached. Is it a bug or a feature ?
I don't think alloca() returns NULL when the stack limit is reached
on other architectures either. Usually it is implemented as a simple
adjustment of the stack pointer.
> If it's a feature, the alloca() man page is false.
I take it you mean the sentance "If the allocation failed, a NULL pointer
IMO, that sentance should be removed.