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NAME

       mbkalloc - mbk memory allocator

SYNOPSYS

       #include "mut.h"
       char ∗mbkalloc(bytes)
       unsigned int bytes;

PARAMETER

       bytes               Number of memory bytes to be contiguously allocated

DESCRIPTION

       mbkalloc  returns  a  block  of  bytes  length,  for any purpose.  It is now a day just an
       encapsulation of the system malloc function, but may evolve to a special allocator in  the
       future. Its use is strongly encouraged.

       Remark :            a global variable, long mbkalloc_stat, updates the number of allocated
                           bytes, and may be accessed by anyone to see the  amount  of  allocated
                           memory.

RETURN VALUE

       mbkalloc returns a pointer to a bytes long block.

ERROR

       "∗∗∗ mbk error ∗∗∗ mbkalloc impossible : not enough memory"
              System  break  can't  be  moved  anymore,  no more memory can be retrieved from the
              system.

EXAMPLE

       #include "mut.h"
       char ∗dup_str(s);
       {
       char ∗t = (char ∗)mbkalloc(strlen(s) + (unsigned int)1);
          strcpy(t, s);
          return t;
       }

SEE ALSO

       mbk(1), mbkfree(3).