[ILUG-BOM] Buggy C prog

Tahir Hashmi code_martial@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Fri Sep 27 11:09:26 IST 2002

> My guess is it's purely coincidental that your code worked on DOS.

Mustn't be much of a coincidence. Once I wrote a struct for a matrix
of doubles that was initialized on input from a file and it used
dynamic memory allocation.

I went on to make a heavy-duty Gauss-Jordan solver out of it and
tested it with the given equations (it was an assignment in college).
The program ran perfectly except for a memory access violation at the
very end of execution after all the results had been obtained. 

Turned out that I forgot to allocate memory for _any_goddamed_thing_!
(That was supposed to be just one malloc()).

The compiler? TurboC++. (Don't ask me what _I_ was doing with TC++ :D)

Tahir Hashmi (VSE, NCST)
tahir AT ncst DOT ernet DOT in

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