Re: Segfault on new?

Rolf Magnus <>
Wed, 01 Oct 2008 22:55:58 +0200
Scoots wrote:

On Sep 30, 5:54 pm, Victor Bazarov <> wrote:

Scoots wrote:

Okay, I have a really simple program that illustrates a problem I'm

I'm using VC++6.0 (yes, an upgrade is in the works). Anywho, I have
this problem:

int main (int argc, char * argv[])
int iNumFuncs = 1;
int * hey = new int [iNumFuncs]; <<--Segfaults. ??????
return 0;

Is my installation just gone out the window, or am I so incredibly
tired that I can't even do a dynamic allocation anymore?

The code seems OK (the memory leak is beside the point, I guess). If
you need your question answered with VC++ in mind, then you need to ask
it in the VC++ newsgroup, though:

There can be some compiler specific settings that are off-topic here,
try the other newsgroup and see what they say...

Well, the memory leak is kinda irrelevant, I just commented out the
few hundred other lines in the code and didn't bother posting them
here. There IS a delete[], it's just commented out.

And I didn't think this was a VC++ question in particular, since I'm not

using a single call to anything relating to VC++.

Your question wasn't specific to VC++. It was fine, but cannot be answered

What I posted should be standard c++ in it's entirety.

Yes, it is.

My question, is what can be causing that. And I believe your answer
was: "Compiler."

Yes. Regarding standard C++, your code is - as far as I can see - correct,
so it must be some compiler issue. And for that, a VC++ group will be more

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