Thread: malloc & free

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    malloc & free

    do i need to use free with each malloc?
    how could i free memory in this function:

    char *function(){
    char * p=malloc(10*sizeof(char));
    return p;

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    As a general rule you should.

    It's also a 'guideline' to put the corresponding free() with it's malloc, but not possible in all cases, such as this.

    Simply call free() on the pointer returned by 'function'.

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