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Welcome to Software Development on Codidact!

Will you help us build our independent community of developers helping developers? We're small and trying to grow. We welcome questions about all aspects of software development, from design to code to QA and more. Got questions? Got answers? Got code you'd like someone to review? Please join us.

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Use for questions about how physical or virtual memory gets allocated.

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Q&A Is there any benefit to using new?

I've heard that in modern C++, smart pointers are preferred to raw pointers for ownership (the so-called RAII principle, as I understand it). This makes sense, and since then I've always used them...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A What is malloc's standard-defined behavior with respect to the amount of memory it allocates?

I recently told a friend that malloc(n) allocates and returns a pointer to a block of at least N bytes of memory, as opposed to exactly N; that it is allowed to allocate 'extra' memory to meet e.g....

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ajv‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by bta‭

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Q&A Freeing sub-process resources?

I'm using Python to invoke another program in a sub-process. I've noticed my memory sometimes gets so large as to crash the system, and I'm wondering if I'm not correctly cleaning up the memory som...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Hyperlynx‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Patol75‭

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Q&A What gets allocated on the stack and the heap?

I was told by my professor/book that computer programs use two kinds of memory and that all variables get allocated either on the stack or on the heap. Is this true? How can I tell where a variable...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭