what is the difference between malloc and calloc??

Posted on 2006-06-08
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
what is the difference between malloc and calloc??
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    You can find an explanation of malloc and calloc here:
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    malloc: reserves memory using a void pointer. It uses a void pointer cause doesnt matter what kind of data will be on the destination memory space.

    calloc: works in the same way, but tries to initialize the memory with zeros, if its possible.

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