On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 03:32, Joe Conway wrote:
> Personally I prefer the original style here.

Personally I like the style I used, because it makes one class of
mistake more difficult -- getting the sizeof() wrong. Suppose the type
of the variable you're allocating changes -- if you use

ptr = malloc(sizeof(*ptr));

then the code is still right, but with

ptr = malloc(sizeof(some_type));

you need to remember to update the sizeof(); worse, the compiler won't
warn you about this.

-Neil



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