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who allocates the memory (asctime)?

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own code made from sample code with only minor changes:
char *timestr;
struct tm *newtime;
time_t aclock;
time(&aclock);
newtime = localtime(&aclock);
timestr = asctime(newtime);
does asctime allocate memory to the timestr pointer that I have to release? Or what exactly does the timestr pointer point towards? AFAIK there's no char* entry in the tm struct, so the memory must come from somewhere else, or?! The question is - if I use the code above will I get a memory leak and do I have to release some memory that isn't released above?

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It is most likely that asctime simply returns the address of an internal buffer. This buffer is either not allocated dynamically (most probably this is the case, since it's fixed size anyway) or will eventually be freed by the CRT during program exit. The hint on MSDN supports this assumption:
Quote:

Each call to this function destroys the result of the previous call.


HTH,
Pat.

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