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ALLOCA(3)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                  ALLOCA(3)

NAME
     alloca - memory allocator

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;stdlib.h>&gt;

     void *
     alloca(size_t size);

DESCRIPTION
     The alloca() function allocates size bytes of space in the stack frame of
     the caller.  This temporary space is automatically freed on return.

RETURN VALUES
     The alloca() function returns a pointer to the beginning of the allocated
     space.  If the allocation failed, a NULL pointer is returned.

SEE ALSO
     brk(2),  pagesize(2) calloc(3),  malloc(3),  realloc(3),

BUGS
     The alloca() function is machine dependent; its use is discouraged.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993                                1