If this were the case, it would manifest itself on all systems (not

I'm gonna try to build this thing in PASE and see what I get.

I thought so too. But that exact code from my prior message compiles
without warning or error (much to my disappointment) on the latest version
of CygWin for Windows, and on Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10.

Dennis Lovelady
CONGRESS.SYS corrupted. Reboot Washington DC <Y/N>?

On 5/13/2010 7:14 PM, Dennis Lovelady wrote:
I can only come up with one scenario that might produce the "warning:
incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function malloc" error
this on AIX 5.3, given that<stdlib.h> is included in the source.
That would
be the situation where some piece of code (perhaps a macro) uses the
function before<stdlib.h> is included. See the following example:

void *myFunc(int size) {
void *ptr ;
ptr = malloc(size) ;


int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
char *dummy ;
dummy = myFunc(1024) ;

This could be innocently manifest with code that would look like

#include "myFunc.h"

(where myFunc.h incorrectly contains the code rather than just a

Unfortunately, I have yet to prove this theory on an AIX 5.3 system.
Alberto or Mark could?

Is it possible that repositioning the #include would provide benefit?
have yet to see the source.)

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