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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] [OMPI svn-full] svn:open-mpi r20568
From: George Bosilca (bosilca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-17 14:05:17


I can confirm it at least on MAC OS X and Linux. Based on IEEE Std
1003.1-2008, if the argument of the free function is null, no action
should occur. So I guess most POSIX compliant environments support the
NULL argument.

   george.

On Feb 17, 2009, at 13:01 , Jeff Squyres wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2009, at 11:18 AM, George Bosilca wrote:
>
>> I guess that if the free function supports the NULL pointer we
>> should do the same...
>
> I'll agree with that if we know for sure that free(NULL) is
> universally supported. You mentioned "a few man pages" -- how
> universal is this support?
>
> --
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
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