Thread: This may be due to a corruption of the heap

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    This may be due to a corruption of the heap


    when my program running

    this message comes..

    Windows has triggered a break-point in mypgm.exe

    This may be due to a corruption of the heap, and indicates a bug in mypgm.exe or any of the DLLs it has loaded

    Actually in my operation I was copying files...

    Memory is deleting here???...what is happening....?

    with regards

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    Who knows? Your question is very vague. There are literally thousands of reasons why this could be happening.
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
        return std::pow
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;

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    Sounds like the CRT detected heap corruption and reported it. You have probably overflowed a buffer somewhere. Copying file data sounds like a likely place such a bug could be...
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);

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    I'd have to say that it's probably due to a corruption of the heap, and indicates a bug in mypgm.exe or any of the DLLs it has loaded.
    More specifically perhaps some kind of double-free, or buffer overrun, or writing to deleted memory type of bug to name a few causes. It generally involves examining the code for potential sources of the above to find the problem, and eliminating portions of code to isolate the fault.
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    Why don't you post your code?

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