C++ operator new when out of heap.

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Mon Aug 14 20:24:41 UTC 2000

Nick.SIMON at syntegra.bt.co.uk wrote:
> The C++ spec now says that 'new' never returns null, but if out of heap
> throws an exception (a C++ exception that is).
> Does anyone know if this is the case with RTEMS tools & libraries, or is
> null returned as per the old standard?  I'm using 4.5.0 beta 3 (soon to be
> beta 3a).

It would depend on what the GNU tools do.  The new operator should
be in gcc implementation.  

> TIA,
> -- Nick Simon
> I used to think I was uncertain, but now I'm not sure.

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