void free (void* ptr);
Deallocate memory blockA block of memory previously allocated by a call to , or is deallocated, making it available again for further allocations.
If ptr does not point to a block of memory allocated with the above functions, it causes undefined behavior.
If ptr is a null pointer, the function does nothing.
Notice that this function does not change the value of ptr itself, hence it still points to the same (now invalid) location.
- Pointer to a memory block previously allocated with , or .