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Allocation of Common Space for Two Different Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069234D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Sawyer, TH [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method for sharing a fixed space between two dynamically allocated items. The method is useful when the space allocated to either item is variable and where the sum allocated would not normally exceed the fixed space. The method described in the flow-chart is for fixed-size items, but could be generalized for variable length items by storing the lengths with them.