Am 08.06.2013 16:04, schrieb Felipe Contreras:
On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 8:22 AM, René Scharfe
<rene.scha...@lsrfire.ath.cx> wrote:
Am 08.06.2013 14:15, schrieb Felipe Contreras:


Why leave it out? If somebody makes the mistake of doing the above
sequence, would you prefer that we leak?

Leaking is better than silently cleaning up after a buggy caller because it
still allows the underlying bug to be found.

No, it doesn't. The pointer is replaced and forever lost. How is
leaking memory helping anyone to find the bug?

Valgrind can tell you where leaked memory was allocated, but not if you free it in the "wrong" place.

René

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