[clug] September CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Mon Sep 5 16:00:02 MDT 2011

	CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group Meeting - 8th September 2011

Date:		8th September 2011 (Second Thursday of the month)

Time:		19:00 - 21:00 (or when it finishes)

Speaker:	Paul Wayper

		Paul will give a talk about the Talloc C library.  
		Memory management in C is one of the minefields of the
		language. Knowing that you've freed all your memory
		when you've created half a dozen structures, are half
		way through a bunch of socket and file connections, and
		the client drops the connection, is a very tricky
		process. Some people just use a language that has
		garbage collection and hope that it'll know the right
		thing to do. The SaMBa developers, instead, wrote
		The best thing about talloc is not that it's hugely
		powerful, nor that it does the right thing. It's not
		that it gives you a whole bunch of sensible helpers to
		allocate and de-allocate memory, and toss pointers
		around between owners. It's that it's simple to use.
		You don't have to change how you write code (much) and
		you'll find that you automatically do the right thing.  
		Paul will demonstrate the how to use talloc using
		examples from his own code.  

Venue:		Room N101
		Computer Science and Information Technology Building
		North Road
		The Australian National University

		See http://clug.org.au/ for more directions and a map

Food/drink:	Pizza and soft drink/juice. Come hungry, and bring 
		about $6 to cover the cost of your share if you 
		want some.

If you would like to give a talk at a future meeting, please email me.

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