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  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  aard 
 
    (Dutch  for  "earth")  A  tool  to  check  memory 
  use  for  {C++}  programs,  written  by  Steve  Reiss 
    (who  names  his  programs  after  living 
  systems). 
 
  Aard  tracks  the  state  of  each  byte  of  memory  in  the  {heap}  and 
  the  {stack}.  The  state  can  be  one  of  Undefined, 
  Uninitialised  Free  or  Set  The  program  can  detect  invalid 
  transitions  (i.e.  attempting  to  set  or  use  undefined  or  free 
  storage  or  attempting  to  access  uninitialised  storage). 
 
  In  addition,  the  program  keeps  track  of  heap  use  through 
  {malloc}  and  {free}  and  at  the  end  of  the  run  reports  memory 
  blocks  that  were  not  freed  and  that  are  not  accessible 
  (i.e.  {memory  leaks}). 
 
  The  tools  works  using  a  spliced-in  {shared  library}  on 
  {SPARCs}  running  {C++}  3.0.1  under  {SunOS}  4.X. 
 
  {(ftp://wilma.cs.brown.edu/pub/aard.tar.Z)}. 
 
  (1998-03-03) 
 
 




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