Re: [ Buffers Off-Topic? ] Advice about Buffers...

From: George (greerga@DRAGON.HAM.MUOHIO.EDU)
Date: 10/06/97

On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, David Klasinc wrote:

> First get rid of the send_to_char!!! Check the George's patch page! And
>convert all send_to_char's to send_to_charf! You will get rid of A LOT of
>buf's and buf1's and who knows what else *giggle*.

That was the intention of the patches, starting with the log() patches.

> Ok, now something that's bothering me.. :) How will this constant
>allocation of the small memory chunks affect the memory fragentation? I'm
>not an expert, but,... George? :)

release_buffer() doesn't free memory, ever.  The only way to free a buffer
is for it to be unused for a period of time (or if you explicitly kill it)

>Hm, ok last question for this post... Now I have all my send_to_char's
>send_to_charf, I don't like that f being always around... It looks UG-LEE!
>;> I know that I could like search and replace for the send_to_charf with
>sed, but I never used it and I don't have man pages for it... Not even for
>awk and other tools like that... *scratch* Anyone knows how to use it, or
>where to get man pages? :)

sed 's/send_to_charf/send_to_char/g' file > newfile

send_to_charf is admittedly odd looking but it fits printf and fprintf and

George Greer  -   | Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity | is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

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