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Re: [avr-libc-dev] Towards a 1.2.1 release

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] Towards a 1.2.1 release
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 06:55:10 +0100
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[Please don't use full quotes.  It's impolite to your readers.  The
Germans call it TOFU -- ,,Text oben, fullquote unten.'']

As Paul Schlie wrote:

> A little while back someone sugested a refinement to malloc I think,
> Did it have merrit?

Bertolt Mildner.

This is a bit similiar to the FP stuff.  I'd rather like to see a
testsuite first in order to verify the assumptions made in Bertolt's
code, like that it's really not worth spending time in figuring out a
chunk that would fit exactly.  When I wrote the current malloc
implementation, I've been shocked by the simple older implementation
that was prone to memory fragmentation, so I tried my best to avoid
fragmentation even at the cost of a slower (and larger) malloc.  I
think memory fragmentation in a device tight on RAM is much worth than
a few more bytes of code.

Of course, Bertolt has a few good points, but see above, I'd really
like to write a test suite first.

cheers, J"org               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL

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