C’s standard library routine for storage allocation. It takes the number of bytes required and returns a pointer to a block of that size. Storage is allocated from a heap which lies after the end of the program and data areas. Memory allocated with malloc must be freed explicitly using the “free” routine before it can be re-used.
gc is a storage allocator with garbage collection that is intended to be used as a plug-in replacement for malloc.
[maw-ling] /ˈmɔ lɪŋ/ noun 1. the overbuilding of shopping malls in a region: the malling of America. 2. the practice of frequenting malls to socialize or shop. noun The shopping and social activity of visiting a mall: everyone in South Florida decided to go malling (late 1980s+)
[mal-uh-ree] /ˈmæl ə ri/ noun 1. Stephen Russell, 1813?–73, U.S. lawyer and politician.
- Mallory-weiss lesion
Mallory-Weiss lesion (-wīs’) n. Laceration of the gastric cardia, as seen in Mallory-Weiss syndrome. Also called Mallory-Weiss tear.
- Mallory-weiss syndrome
Mallory-Weiss syndrome n. A disorder of the lower end of the esophagus caused by severe retching and vomiting and characterized by laceration associated with bleeding, or by penetration into the mediastinum, with subsequent inflammation.