After having some difficulties using the fiid interface recently, it
sort of makes sense to me that this should be changed for consistency
with the rest of the library.  'alloc' is not a libc function, so this
function does not match any of the other fiid functions that emulate
their libc equivalents (i.e. fiid_obj_memset and memset, fiid_obj_alloca
and alloca).  Also, 'alloc' is a bit confusing, b/c you don't know if it
means "alloca" or "malloc" (and underneath, it actually calls calloc :P).

It's just a thought.  We could make a backwards compatability function
that points fiid_obj_alloc to fiid_obj_malloc.


Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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