9.3.90 MALLOC (I)

Description:  Allocates a block of memory.[1] 
Class:  Elemental function; Specific 
Arguments:  I must be of type INTEGER(4). This value is the size (in bytes) of memory to be allocated. 
Results:  The result type is INTEGER(4) on Intel processors; INTEGER(8) on Alpha processors. The result is the starting address of the allocated memory. The memory allocated can be freed by using the FREE intrinsic function (see Section 9.3.53).  

[1] This specific function cannot be passed as an actual argument.


Consider the following:

SIZE = 1024                 ! Size in bytes
ADDR = MALLOC(SIZE)         ! Allocate the memory
CALL FREE(ADDR)             ! Free it

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