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Re: pg_malloc() versus malloc(0)

From: Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_malloc() versus malloc(0)
Date: 2012-10-01 14:37:11
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On 1 October 2012 15:00, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> 1. Teach pg_malloc not to complain if result == NULL and size == 0.

+1 to that proposal.

> 2. Before the malloc call, have it replace size == 0 with size = 1.

I don't like that proposal on purely aesthetic grounds.

Peter Geoghegan
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training and Services

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