[GRASS-dev] what can come before G_gisinit()?

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Fri Oct 6 02:56:15 EDT 2006

Hamish wrote:

> Subject: [GRASS-dev] what can come before G_gisinit()?

Nothing that's part of GRASS.

And ideally, nothing at all. It isn't totally inconceivable that
future versions of G_gisinit() could have side-effects which affect
core ANSI functions (e.g. setting the locale, or installing malloc

> is it ok to call G_calloc() before G_gisinit()?


G_calloc() calls G_fatal_error() if calloc() fails. G_fatal_error()
calls G_program_name(), which uses the program name set by

Beyond that, just because the current G_gisinit() implementation
doesn't do much, that doesn't mean that future version won't.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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