my malloc is stuck on "8" for some reason... why?
I'm trying to keep track of the size of blocks of memory that a pointer points to. No matter what I do, this code below always outputs the integer 8.
If I change 1000 to 5, I still get 8. If I change it to 0, I get 8... If I change it to -1, I get 8. If I change int *a to double *a, I get 8. If I take away the & symbol, I get 8. If I use *& instead, I get 8.
Why? I want it to output 1000. If I change that to 500, I want it to output 500.
a = malloc(1000 * sizeof(int));
int j = sizeof(&a);
Thanks. I want to build my skills where I can allocate, inspect and change memory sizes.