String literals, ASCII vs UTF-8

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Wed Feb 29 00:04:20 PST 2012

On 02/29/2012 08:57 AM, Noel Grandin wrote:
> Surely the cheapest call-site check for the result of malloc() is just
> to attempt a fetch from the memory location?
> That will trigger SIGSEGV, but at least you'll get a stack-trace out of it.

But, as I argue, propagating to the call site is generally better and 
apparently hardly more expensive in practice.


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