[patch, fortran] Always return malloc(1) for empty arrays in the library

Janne Blomqvist blomqvist.janne@gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 08:06:00 GMT 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 00:50, Thomas Koenig <tkoenig@netcologne.de> wrote:
> Hello world,
> looking at PR 49479 and other functions in the library made me realize
> there are lots of places where we don't malloc one byte for empty
> arrays.

I'd prefer to add the zero check to runtime/memory.c
(internal_malloc_size), i.e. change

if (size == 0)
  return NULL;


if (size == 0)
  size = 1;

Or perhaps even better would be to add that check to get_mem() instead
(as a side effect making internal_malloc_size redundant), thus
matching how memory allocation works in the frontend? Looking at
get_mem() we actually have a small bug here; if size == 0 and malloc
happens to return NULL we treat it as an error.

Janne Blomqvist

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