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Subject: Re: malloc in plugins
From: Hardeep Sidhu (hardeeps_at_pobox.com)
Date: 2004-01-09


BlueChip wrote:

> At 22:37 08/01/04, you wrote:
>
>> BlueChip wrote:
>> > HEEEEEELP
>> >
>> > I have been stumped by malloc! I need/want to use malloc/free in a
>> plugin
>>
>> We have no heap, and thus no malloc.
>>
>> You are of course free to implement dynamic allocation of the plugin
>> buffer if you simply want to juggle a lot of memory buffers. However
>> I still recommend to always use static allocation and thus always run
>> the worst case.
>>
>> --
>> Björn
>
>
> I'll take your advice and just put a finite limit on my array ...32K -
> my_plugin should be sufficient :) ...dynamic plugin buffer sounds
> like a lot of work for one plugin! ;)

BTW, you can get the remaining buffer space not being used by your
plugin by calling plugin_get_buffer().

-Hardeep



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