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#include <stdlib.h> void *malloc(size_t size);
This function allocates a chunk of memory from the heap large enough to
hold any object that is size bytes in length. This memory must be
returned to the heap with
free (see section free).
Note: this version of malloc is designed to reduce memory usage. A faster but less efficient version is available in the libc sources (`djlsr*.zip') in the file `src/libc/ansi/stdlib/fmalloc.c'.
A pointer to the allocated memory, or
NULL if there isn't enough
free memory to satisfy the request.
|ANSI/ISO C||C89; C99|
char *c = (char *)malloc(100);
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