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NAME

       gd_alloc_funcs — specify an alternate memory manager for GetData's use

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       void gd_alloc_funcs(void *(*malloc_func)(size_t), void (*free_func)(void*));

DESCRIPTION

       The  gd_alloc_funcs() allows the caller to specify an alternate memory manager for GetData
       to use when providing dynamically allocated data to the caller.  The caller should specify
       pointers  to  two  functions which mimic the behaviour of the Standard Library's malloc(3)
       and  free(3)  functions.   Passing  NULL  is  equivalent  to  passing  a  pointer  to  the
       corresponding  Standard Library function, so the default memory manager can be restored by
       passing all NULLs to this function.

       The      functions      gd_entry(3),      gd_error_string(3),      gd_fragment_affixes(3),
       gd_linterp_tablename(3),  gd_raw_filename(3),  and  gd_strtok(3)  will  use malloc_func to
       allocate the buffers they return.  The  function  gd_free_entry_strings(3)  will  use  the
       specified  free_func to deallocate entry strings, and that same function will also be used
       by GetData to deallocate strings returned by any registered parser callback function  (see
       gd_cbopen(3)).

       Internally,  GetData may still allocate buffers on a different heap, and the caller should
       not assume that any other  pointer  returned  by  the  library  were  allocated  with  the
       functions  specified  by  this  function.   Neither  should  the  caller assume that these
       functions won't be used by GetData library functions to allocate and deallocate  temporary
       buffers.

       Changes made to the memory manager are global across GetData.  The caller should only call
       this function when it is certain that no object allocated  with  the  old  memory  manager
       still exists.

       This function always succeeds and returns no value.

HISTORY

       The gd_alloc_funcs() function appeared in GetData-0.10.0.

SEE ALSO

       free(3),    gd_cbopen(3),    gd_entry(3),    gd_error_string(3),   gd_fragment_affixes(3),
       gd_free_entry_strings(3)   gd_linterp_tablename(3),   gd_raw_filename(3),    gd_strtok(3),
       malloc(3)