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Re: readlink, getcwd memory leaks

From: Dirk Herrmann
Subject: Re: readlink, getcwd memory leaks
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 10:16:30 +0200
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Marius Vollmer wrote:

 Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:
>> (There still will be a memory leak when scm_mem2string throws,
>> but that is very unlikely...)
> I was thinking about that after Dirk changed scm_gethostbyname.
> Looks like a lot of potential places like that, and no fun to try
> to tighten them up :-(.

 Yes. Maybe we should just disallow out-of-memory throws. There is
 no real point for them: Guile likely can't continue anyway.

Sounds good to me. Let's make it official policy and modify scm_memory_error to abort. (scm_gethostname could then be simplified again...)

Best regards,

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