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Date: 2004aug22
Platform: win32
Level: beginnner

Q.  What's the best way (in win32) to clear memory?

A.

In ye olden days I used to code:

memset(&MyStruct, 0, sizeof(MyStruct));
Now I write:
ZeroMemory(&MyStruct, sizeof(MyStruct));
Which is one character longer but reads nicer. This is defined in the Win32 headers as:
#define ZeroMemory(Destination,Length) memset((Destination),0,(Length))
Linux has:
bzero(&MyStruct, sizeof(MyStruct));
Sadly bzero is deprecated so you can define it:
#ifndef bzero #define bzero(_d, _n) memset((_d), 0, (_n)) #endif