it's only malloc if it's from the dynamic region of libc; otherwise it's just sparkling allocation

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@phooky "«malloc» derives its name from Latin «mal hoc» (meaning “this is evil”). It later became «malòc» in Occitan region where «òc» means “this is it”, and how you say “yes”.
Some Romance languages call it «malsic» from “thus it is”, or «maloi», emphasizing how it’s all about “yes”." from

@th "calloc", on the other hand, derives from "cal loco", due to Californians (and SV folk in particular) being crazy and requiring additional safety features in their memory allocation functions

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