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Re: How much do we care about small memory leaks?


If the memory is allocated at startup and doesn't grow in size, I
wouldn't be too worried about not freeing it at shutdown.

True leaks (growing in size over time) are a major problem. I routinely
leave kicad instances open for weeks or months while working on large

On 5/29/20 7:22 AM, Johannes Pfister wrote:
> As an example, if opening and closing the plot window would leak 3 kB
> each time, would we care about that? And is it justified to increase
> code complexity to avoid this leak?
> If yes, what about "leaks" that alloc memory only once, use the same
> memory till the application is closed and don't free it. Should we
> increase code complexity to avoid this "leaks" too?
> The reason for this question: There are some of this kind of leaks in the code.
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