memory allocation

Brian Gough
Wed Mar 29 01:50:00 GMT 2000

It's unlikely in practice but I believe, in principle, the
representation of zero could be different in an implementation-
dependent extended floating point format, such as long double.

Thomas Walter writes:
 > Is there a special reason to not use the systems 'calloc()' but
 > 'malloc()' followed by a loop over all elements to set them to a
 > initial value of zero?

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