|Example: malloc||Memory Allocation Functions|
Allocates a block of memory.
void *malloc( size_t num_bytes);
|num_bytes||The size of the block of memory that is allocated.|
Returns a void type pointer to the allocated space. If the system could not allocate the requested block of memory or if num_bytes is 0, returns a NULL pointer.
You must free the memory when you are finished with it:
If you try to create a local variable that is too large or if the total size of the local variables is to large, the C interpreter throws an error "Too many local variables" instead of indicating that the buffer is too large. For example, this is an error:
To allocate large buffers, use malloc instead of declaring the buffer as a local variable.</p>
For malloc details, refer to your C language documentation.