Function Macro

GLibslice_new

since: 2.10

Declaration

#define g_slice_new (
  type
)

Description

A convenience macro to allocate a block of memory from the slice allocator.

It calls g_slice_alloc() with sizeof (type) and casts the returned pointer to a pointer of the given type, avoiding a type cast in the source code. Note that the underlying slice allocation mechanism can be changed with the [G_SLICE=always-malloc][G_SLICE] environment variable.

This can never return NULL as the minimum allocation size from sizeof (type) is 1 byte.

Available since: 2.10

This function is not directly available to language bindings.

Parameters

type

Type: -

The type to allocate, typically a structure name.