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Allocating memory

Allocating memory: Learning C
Allocating memory: Learning C

The malloc function allocates storage for use as a program runs. The size of the storage allocated is based on the data type used in the storage, multiplied by a specific quantity. The malloc function returns a memory location, the address of the storage allocated. A pointer variable matching the type of memory allocated is used to store the memory address malloc returns. When storage isn't available, the NULL pointer is returned. Always test the malloc function for the NULL pointer.

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Developer Programming Languages C

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