What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?




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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / shweta

calloc initializes memory with 0 while malloc doesn't
initializes.

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / ven

In addiion, calloc requires two parameters whereas ,malloc
only one

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / vijay

Calloc allocates the array of blocks of memory whearas
malloc allocates the memory of the size given as an
argument.

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / saugat biswas

Malloc:
Malloc allocates memory but does not initialize it.
Example: char *szPtr = ( char* ) malloc( sizeof( char ) *
100 );
Here szPtr is assigned 100 bytes. But the memory is not
initialized. It contains garbage.

Calloc:
Allocates a block of memory for an array of 'n' elements,
each of them 'l' bytes long, and initializes all its bits
to zero.
Example: char *szPtr = ( char* ) calloc( 100, sizeof(
char ));
Here szPtr is assigned 100 bytes & the memory is
initialized to 0.

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / gallanticscorp

calloc means alloting memory dynamically
malloc means alloting memory at first and it is fixed

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / subhrajit

mallco is used in c language for static memory location in
heap area and i donot no the calloc.

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / samveethsingh

malloc:
malloc create the single block of given size by user
calloc:
calloc creates multiple blocks of given size

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / edwin

malloc - create the memory space

calloc-calculate the memory space

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What is the difference between "calloc" and "malloc"?..

Answer / srikanth

MALLOC ASSIGNS O VALUE , WHERE AS CALLOC ASSIGNS GARBAGE
VALUE.

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