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# behavior of new

 P: n/a What is the standard behavior, if any, of the following. int *p, n = 0; p = new int[n]; Is p guaranteed not to be NULL, because it's not clear to me why it wouldn't be... Regards, Ryan Jul 19 '05 #1
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 P: n/a "Tino" wrote in message news:f9*************************@posting.google.co m... What is the standard behavior, if any, of the following. int *p, n = 0; p = new int[n]; Is p guaranteed not to be NULL, because it's not clear to me why it wouldn't be... Regards, Ryan Its guaranteed not to be NULL, why should it be? john Jul 19 '05 #2

 P: n/a Wouldn't p==NULL if there wasn't enough memory for new to succeed? I haven't been paying much attention to the standard recently, but I assume this is still true. But, other than this error condition, p is guaranteed to be a valid address (which NULL is not), and different from any other pointers allocated with new or malloc (not just different from other ints allocated). Reggy "Victor Bazarov" wrote in message news:... "Tino" wrote... What is the standard behavior, if any, of the following. int *p, n = 0; p = new int[n]; Is p guaranteed not to be NULL, because it's not clear to me why it wouldn't be... Yes, it is guaranteed not to be NULL, and it's guaranteed to be different from any other "int"'s address in the system. Victor Jul 19 '05 #3

 P: n/a In article , tino52 @yahoo.com says... What is the standard behavior, if any, of the following. int *p, n = 0; p = new int[n]; Is p guaranteed not to be NULL, because it's not clear to me why it wouldn't be... Assuming new didn't throw bad_alloc, p will be a unique, non-null pointer, but dereferencing it will give undefined results. -- Later, Jerry. The universe is a figment of its own imagination. Jul 19 '05 #4

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