Re: Possible memory leak?

James Kanze <>
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:55:41 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 22, 2:53 pm, Pete Becker <> wrote:

On 2008-07-22 06:29:01 -0400, Pep <> said:

As to whether valgrind is simply wrong, that is another good
question that I had been toying with myself, yet loathe to
mention. It always seems easier to blame the tools ;)

Indeed. But in the case of memory testers, it's not uncommon
to get false positives for resources that are managed in
peculiar ways by the runtime library. Exception objects are
not like normal objects, and I wouldn't be surprised if memory
testers sometimes get them wrong.

More generally, there are really cases where "it depends".
Purify (but probably all of the others as well---I've just not
had the occasion to check) has options to allow masking certain
"errors", because they're intentional (e.g. you don't destruct a
singleton), but the tool has no way of knowing this.

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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