calloc/malloc return value checking

Jeff Blaine jblaine at
Fri Apr 23 09:03:23 EDT 2010

Just throwing this out there out of curiosity (learning).

I'm seeing a lot of MIT krb5 code using:

     blah = malloc(...);  /* or calloc() */
     if (blah == 0)

Is there an aversion to 'NULL' for some reason?

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