On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 03:48:37PM -0400, Federico Mena Quintero wrote: > If p is a null pointer then "free (p)" may (and should!) crash. You > are incorrect here. <sigh> You are completely wrong, see K&R's treatment of ANSI C Standard Library, Section B6 void free(void *p) free deallocates the space pointed to by p; it does nothing if p is NULL. p must be a pointer to space previously allocated by calloc, malloc, or realloc. Find me a system that doesn't pretend to implement ANSI C, ISO C or POSIX and I'll show you a system that won't build Gimp. Nick.