alloc(3)               C Library Functions               alloc(3)

     alloc - allocate memory

     #include <alloc.h>

     char *alloc(new);

     void alloc_free(x);

     void alloc_re(&x,old,new);

     char *x;
     unsigned int old;
     unsigned int new;

     alloc  allocates enough space from the heap for new bytes of
     data, adequately aligned for any data type.  new may  be  0.
     alloc  returns  a  pointer  to  the  space.  If space is not
     available, alloc returns 0, setting errno appropriately.

     alloc_free returns space to the heap.

     alloc_re expands the space allocated to x from old bytes  to
     new  bytes.   It  allocates new space, copies old bytes from
     the old space to the new space, returns the old space to the
     heap,  and  changes  x  to  point to the new space.  It then
     returns 1.  If space is not available, alloc_re  returns  0,
     leaving the old space alone.

     sbrk(2), malloc(3), error(3)

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