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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] allocating memory for c-structures
On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 19:15 +0100, micha wrote:
> Normaly I allocate memory for c-structures with malloc or with "new" for 
> c++ objects. Some time ago a read about a library which places external 
> structures in strings of the interfacing languages (it was a scheme lib 
> I think). So instead of using malloc or new I would allocate an 
> ocaml-string and put the c-structure there. So it will be free by the gc.
> That seems o.k. for me, any comments? I'm missing something?

I don't believe Ocaml guarantees the contents of a string
will remain in a fixed location .. it might move the storage
to a new address .. so pointers into the structure might
dangle.

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John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net