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ALLOCA(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		     ALLOCA(3)

NAME
     alloca -- memory allocator

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>

     void *
     alloca(size_t size);

DESCRIPTION
     The alloca() function allocates size bytes	of space in the	stack frame of
     the caller.  This temporary space is automatically	freed on return.

RETURN VALUES
     The alloca() function returns a pointer to	the beginning of the allocated
     space.  If	the allocation failed, a NULL pointer is returned.

SEE ALSO
     brk(2), calloc(3),	getpagesize(3),	malloc(3), realloc(3)

BUGS
     The alloca() function is machine dependent; its use is discouraged.

FreeBSD	10.1			 June 4, 1993			  FreeBSD 10.1

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