Memwatch is a freeprogramming tool for memory leak detection in C, released under the GNU General Public License. This article is about free software as defined by the sociopolitical free software movement; for information on software distributed without charge, see freeware. ... A programming tool is a program or application that software developers use to create, debug, or maintain other programs and applications. ... In computer science, a memory leak is a particular kind of unintentional memory consumption by a computer program where the program fails to release memory when no longer needed. ... C is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the Unix operating system. ... The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely-used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ...
It is designed to compile and run on any system which has an ANSI C compiler. While it is primarily intended to detect and diagnose memory leaks, it can also be used to analyze a program's memory usage from its provided logging facilities. Memwatch differs from most debugging software because it is compiled directly into the program which will be debugged, instead of being compiled separately and loaded into the program at runtime. ANSI C (Standard C) is a variant of the C programming language. ...
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