<programming, tool> (Dutch for "earth") A tool to check memory use for
C++ programs, written by Steve Reiss
<[email protected]> (who names his programs after living systems).
Aard tracks the state of each byte of memory in the heap and the stack. The
state can be one of Undefined, Uninitialised, Free or Set. The program can
detect invalid transitions (i.e. attempting to set or use undefined or free
storage or attempting to access uninitialised storage).
In addition, the program keeps track of heap use through malloc and free and at
the end of the run reports memory blocks that were not freed and that are not
accessible (i.e. memory leaks).
The tools works using a spliced-in shared library on SPARCs running C++ 3.0.1
under SunOS 4.X.
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