|Description:||Allocates a block of memory. This specific function cannot be passed as an actual argument.|
|Class:||Elemental function; Specific|
|Arguments:||I must be
of type integer. This value is the size (in bytes) of memory to
On OpenVMS systems, if the argument is INTEGER(8), a 64-bit (P3) space is allocated.
|Results:||The result is of type integer(4) on ia32 processors; INTEGER(8) on Alpha and ia64 processors. The result is the starting address of the allocated memory. The memory allocated can be freed by using the FREE intrinsic function (see Section 9.3.55).|
Consider the following:
INTEGER(4) SIZE REAL(4) STORAGE(*) POINTER (ADDR, STORAGE) ! ADDR will point to STORAGE SIZE = 1024 ! Size in bytes ADDR = MALLOC(SIZE) ! Allocate the memory CALL FREE(ADDR) ! Free it END