From: Dom Lachowicz (domlachowicz_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jan 11 2004 - 13:25:48 EST
> The profile that use under Windows NT reports that
> we leak like the Titanic in
> setlocale calls. It seems that setlocale allocates
> the string that returns and
> it has to be free'd in some situations. I have not
> found this in the setlocale
> documentation and I have not investaged this any
> deeper. We use setlocale
> continually when doing the dimension conversion at
From the setlocale documentation:
The return type ought to be const char *, but
is char * to avoid warn‐
ings in C code predating ANSI C.
If MSFT requires this to be free()'d then they're in
the wrong. Fortunately, I've written a
UT_LocaleTransactor class that I'll make all of our
code use. If we need to do something like free() the
returned strings for MSFT, we can fix it in one place.
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