malloc

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

malloc (plural mallocs)

  1. (computing) A subroutine in the C programming language's standard library for performing dynamic memory allocation.
    • 2001, USENIX Association, Proceedings of the FREENIX Track: 2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
      It compares the behavior of nine different mallocs when used with Hummingbird and GNU Emacs dynamic memory activity traces.

Verb[edit]

malloc (third-person singular simple present mallocs, present participle mallocing, simple past and past participle malloced)

  1. (computing) To allocate memory using the C programming language malloc subroutine.

References[edit]

  • "malloc" in The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (©1993-2005 Denis Howe)