Friday, March 31, 2006

Always use sizeof() when malloc()ing

I've had some real big problems implementing my webpage retreiver, and I fixed it once I realized that I had to include the sizeof() everytime I malloc()d.

So remember to use this everytime you malloc, say a string:

newstring = malloc ((strlen(oldstring)+1) * sizeof(char));

Remember to add 1 as well, just as I did: C strings terminate with a '\0', which is an extra character.

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