C++ Interview Questions and Answers

 

What is the difference between realloc() and free()?

The free subroutine frees a block of memory previously allocated by the malloc subroutine.
Undefined results occur if the Pointer parameter is not a valid pointer. If the
Pointer parameter is a null value, no action will occur. The realloc subroutine
changes the size of the block of memory pointed to by the Pointer parameter to the
number of bytes specified by the Size parameter and returns a new pointer to the
block. The pointer specified by the Pointer parameter must have been created with
the malloc, calloc, or realloc subroutines and not been deallocated with the free
or realloc subroutines. Undefined results occur if the Pointer parameter is not
a valid pointer.

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