Defined in header
void *realloc( void *ptr, size_t new_size );
The reallocation is done by either:
a) expanding the existing area pointed to by
ptr, if possible. The contents of the area remain unchanged up to the lesser of the new and old sizes. If the area is expanded, the contents of the new part of the array are undefined.
b) allocating a new memory block of size
new_sizebytes, copying memory area with size equal the lesser of the new and the old sizes, and freeing the old block.
If there is not enough memory, the old memory block is not freed and null-pointer is returned.
|ptr||-||pointer to the memory area to be reallocated|
|new_size||-||new size of the array|
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Reason: no example
C++ documentation for realloc