C | Dynamic Memory Allocation | Question 3
a = (
*p = 6;
May not work
Works and prints 6
The program is not valid. Try replacing “int *p;” with “int *p = NULL;” and it will try to dereference a null pointer. This is because fun() makes a copy of the pointer, so when malloc() is called, it is setting the copied pointer to the memory location, not p. p is pointing to random memory before and after the call to fun(), and when you dereference it, it will crash. If you want to add memory to a pointer from a function, you need to pass the address of the pointer (ie. double pointer).
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