[vorbis-dev] memory allocations in codec
segher at chello.nl
Tue Sep 3 17:14:54 PDT 2002
TIMMERMANS ANDRE wrote:
> I was wondering why the decoder does so much malloc/alloca/free
> within the inner decoding stages. Allocating everything at
> the xxx_look() stages would:
> - ensure that on exit of the look stage the decoder as grabbed
> once and for all the resources required to decode the stream
> to the end.
> - allows to perform checks on memory allocations, something
> which is completely lacking at the moment.
> - be more efficient.
alloca() is more efficient than memory allocated for just one purpose :)
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