Re: Global buffers, are they more trouble thanthey're worth?

From: Angus Mezick (
Date: 08/09/00

Use george's buffer code.  It is wonderful at catching mem leaks and
--Angus  -  GO GEORGE!

George Greer wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Peter Ajamian wrote:
> >Consequently I have fallen into the practice of declaring these
> >variables locally for every function they're used in except for ACMDs,
> >but I wonder if it would be worthwhile to remove them alltogether?  I
> >can understand the attempted savings in CPU time by not having to
> >allocate and deallocate space for them as locals everytime a function
> >declares them, but any decent optimizing compiler should completely wipe
> >out his concern.
> I believe, in retrospect, Jeremy said he wouldn't do it that way again.  I
> could be confused though, as that conversation was a long time ago.
> The idea was since they were always declared in every function, to make
> them global to save the declaration space in the functions.  It really
> wasn't much of a speed issue but more of code neatness.  You've already
> found (as did I) the downside to this setup.  It's especially bad if you
> try to thread it without the clever little coincidence I found in comm.c
> --
> George Greer

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