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       VistaIOMalloc, VistaIOCalloc, VistaIORealloc, VistaIOFree - memory allocation functions


       VistaIOPointer VistaIOMalloc (size_t size);

       VistaIOPointer VistaIOCalloc (size_t num, size_t elsize);

       VistaIOPointer VistaIORealloc (VistaIOPointer ptr, size_t size);

       void VistaIOFree (VistaIOPointer ptr);


       size      Specifies the number of bytes desired.

       num       Specifies the number of array elements desired.

       elsize    Specifies the size of an array element, in bytes.

       ptr       Specifies  a pointer to the old storage or to the block of storage that is to be


       The VistaIOMalloc function returns a pointer to a block of storage of at least size bytes.
       It returns NULL, however, if size is zero.

       The  VistaIOCalloc  function  allocates  space  for num array elements of the size elsize,
       initializing the space to zero bits. Like VistaIOMalloc,  it  returns  NULL  if  asked  to
       allocate zero space.

       The  VistaIORealloc  function changes a block of storage, pointed to by ptr, to be of size
       size (possibly moving it). If necessary, it allocates a new block at a different location,
       copies  the  old  contents (or as much as will fit) into the new block, and then frees the
       old block. If ptr is NULL, VistaIORealloc allocates the new storage  without  copying  the
       old  contents;  that  is, it simply calls VistaIOMalloc. If size is zero, it frees storage
       pointed to by ptr and returns NULL.

       The VistaIOFree function frees storage,  allowing  it  to  be  reused.  If  ptr  is  NULL,
       VistaIOFree has no effect.


       VistaIOMalloc,  VistaIOCalloc,  and  VistaIORealloc each return a pointer to the allocated

       VistaIOFree does not return a value.


       malloc(3), VistaIONew(3), VistaIONewString(3), VistaIOError(3),


       If  there  is  insufficient  memory  to  allocate  a   requested   block,   VistaIOMalloc,
       VistaIOCalloc,  or  VistaIORealloc  will  terminate  by  calling  VistaIOError(3) with the
       message ``Memory allocation failure''.


       Art Pope <>

       Adaption to vistaio: Gert Wollny <>


       These functions and this manual page are based on similar ones included in the  X  Toolkit
       Intrinsics,  which  is  Copyright  1985,  1986,  1987,  1988  Massachusetts  Institute  of
       Technology,  Cambridge,  Massachusetts,  and  Digital  Equipment   Corporation,   Maynard,