On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:18:32 +0200
Boris <bbresc512@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

how, for example, a function like ctime() works. It looks like it allocates 
char[25] every time it's called without ever freeing the memory.

I think many older functions are written to return a pointer to one of
their local variables. inet_addr is one example I can think of off the
top of my head. It's not really allocating on every call. It just writes
to its local buffer and returns the pointer to it.

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