Dynamic Memory Allocation Quiz

What is the return type of malloc() or calloc() ?

A. void *

B. Pointer of allocated memory type

C. void **

D. int *

Solution :

The C library function void *calloc(size_t nitems, size_t size) allocates the requested memory and returns a pointer to it just like the void *malloc(size_t size) The difference in malloc and calloc is that malloc does not set the memory to zero where as calloc sets allocated memory to zero. Both return void*, which is a generic pointer that can point to any type of data

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