g_ptr_array_free (
  GPtrArray* array,
  gboolean free_seg


Frees the memory allocated for the GPtrArray. If free_seg is TRUE it frees the memory block holding the elements as well. Pass FALSE if you want to free the GPtrArray wrapper but preserve the underlying array for use elsewhere. If the reference count of array is greater than one, the GPtrArray wrapper is preserved but the size of array will be set to zero.

If array contents point to dynamically-allocated memory, they should be freed separately if free_seg is TRUE and no GDestroyNotify function has been set for array.

Note that if the array is NULL terminated and free_seg is FALSE then this will always return an allocated NULL terminated buffer. If pdata is previously NULL, a new buffer will be allocated.

This function is not thread-safe. If using a GPtrArray from multiple threads, use only the atomic g_ptr_array_ref() and g_ptr_array_unref() functions.

This function is not directly available to language bindings.



Type: An array of gpointer

A GPtrArray.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: gboolean

If TRUE the actual pointer array is freed as well.

Return value

Type: gpointer*

The pointer array if free_seg is FALSE, otherwise NULL. The pointer array should be freed using g_free().

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The return value can be NULL.