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Re: [Help-gsl] [PATCH] BUG FIX: allow NULL pointers in gsl_matrix_free,

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] [PATCH] BUG FIX: allow NULL pointers in gsl_matrix_free, gsl_rng_free, gsl_vector_free
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:24:20 +0000
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At Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:39:14 -0500 (EST),
Leo Razoumov wrote:
> Long standing C-language idiom allows one to pass NULL pointer 
> as an argument to various "free" functions (see "man free").
> Unfortunately, GSL functions gsl_matrix_free, gsl_rng_free, 
> gsl_vector_free (and possibly several more) do not follow this 
> convention and will crash the program if called with NULL pointer. 
> This simple patch fixes the problem.

Thanks, I've logged this for the next release.

Brian Gough
(GSL Maintainer)

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