I know this is getting off of the subject, but I have not heard this before.
I don't understand why realloc is better than malloc in this case.   Also, I
didn't verify this, but isn't realloc significantly more expensive than

- Bob

"James Rich" <james@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
message news:3F4E6EF2.4010403@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

>    /* never malloc memory in a function that is used by a caller - use
>   realloc */
>    realloc (result, sizeof (char) * sizeneeded);

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