kevin lyda wrote:
> i had a question here but i seem to have answered it, so i thought i'd
>> memory leaks are really annoying. and they're also tough to spot.
> glibc provides a method to spot them:
>> #include <mcheck.h>
>> and then call mtrace() at the start of main(). compile the program with
> -g for debugging, and set the environment variable MALLOC_TRACE to a
> file to log memory allocation and freeing. once you've run the program
> run this:
>> mtrace <program> $MALLOC_TRACE
>> voila, it lists all the memory leaks and the lines where the memory was
>> dunno if this works from c++, but then c++ programs are supposed to leak
> like a sieve anyway so does it really matter?
By using C++ properly you can virtually eliminiate memory leaks, we do it
here in Orbiscom, and in 8 months we've only had 2 memory leaks, and that
was in some real C like code (written by an ex C programmer)
>kevin at suberic.net "we were goin' for breakfast. in canada. we
> fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
> meatspace place: home shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
> --porter, "payback"
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