Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 12861
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/04/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/3/25-26 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:12861 Activity:nil
3/25    Please confirm:
        int foo(void) {
          static char *str = (char*) malloc(10000 * sizeof(char));
        malloc will only be called once, correct?
        \_ It will be called everytime the function is called.
           You may want to look at __attribute__((constructor)) if
           you are using gcc.
           \_ Uh, if it were evaluated every time the function is called, the
              "static" keyword would be totally useless.  To the OP, if you're
              using ANSI C, that's not a legal construct.  Static variables
              are equivalent to global variables with restricted scope, so you
              can't initialize them to non-constant values.  It's fine in C++;
              C++ initializes static variables at run-time.  If you're using
              C++, though, you probably ought to use new instead of malloc, or
              there are probably better ways to do whatever it is you want to
        \_ you easily can test this by replacing the malloc call with
2018/04/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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