Re: [Newbie] Problem with structures.

From: George Greer (
Date: 10/31/02

On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Dave Marquardt wrote:

>It seems like whenever I make alterations to the char_player_data
>structure memory in my game starts becoming corrupt.  Odd thing is, it
>seems to be completely random.  Like when I shift a new field around
>inside the structure to a different location the problem will seem to
>solve itself.  I even commented out some fields I added, and the presence
>of the comments alone seemed to have the same affect.  If there's
>something I'm overlooking, please let me know.  This sucks. :)

You have memory corruption somewhere.  Changing char_player_data only
shifts data around in memory so something different gets stomped on.  Try
ElectricFence, Purify, GCC with --enable-checking (not enabled in RH 8), or
the various debugging malloc() libraries.

George Greer

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