alexk at demon.net
Tue Mar 6 14:10:37 UTC 2001
Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes:
> The other thing that NEW lets us do is write C++-compliant malloc code by
> casting the return of malloc to the appropriate type, and adds a touch of
> safety by forcing the programmer to think in terms of a quantity X of data
> type Y. These are somewhat useful properties; personally, I think the
> obfuscation of the code caused by not using something that has the same
> interface as malloc is more of a drawback than those macros gain, but it's
> because they do arguably have some utility that I haven't already gotten
> rid of them.
Certainly I found it that way whilst writing code using them - I was
introducing bugs I'd never have made with a malloc interface.
Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC
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