aard

Computing Dictionary

aard definition

programming, tool
(Dutch for "earth") A tool to check memory use for C++ programs, written by Steve Reiss spr@cs.brown.edu (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)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: aarc
Next Definition: aard-vark
Words Near: aard
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for aard
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing aard
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature