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From: Markus Schöpflin (markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-23 04:17:28

Daniel Frey wrote:

> Markus Schöpflin wrote:
>>boost.test currently contains an assortment of new operators which IMO are
>>not conforming to the C++ std.
>>The implementation basically looks like this:
>>p = std::malloc(n);
>>if (!p) throw std::bad_alloc();
>>This ignores the fact the std::malloc() is allowed to return either 0 or
>>some unique pointer on zero sized requests, whereas a C++ allocation
>>function _must_ return a unique pointer for each zero sized request.

> I think it is guaranteed that a C++ allocation request (operator new) is
> never asked to allocate 0 bytes, thus the problem doesn't exist.

I'm sorry to insist, but what makes you think this might be the case? I
have never ever heard of such a guarantee, but this of course doesn't mean
much. Could you please point me to some reference for this?


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