Confused about erl_free_term

Claes Wikstrom <>
Wed Jun 7 20:34:41 CEST 2006

Ashok P. Nadkarni wrote:
> I'm confused about allocation/freeing of terms when using the 
> erl_interface library.
> Suppose I have code as follows:
> t1 = erl_decode(blah blah....);
> t2 = erl_hd(t1);
> Once I'm done using t1 and t2, do I have to call erl_free_term for both 
> t1 and t2 ? Or will calling erl_free_term(t1) also free t2? If I do have 
> to call erl_free_term separately for both, could I instead call 
> erl_free_compound(t1) to get the same effect?

Yes, call erl_free_compound(t1), only,  that is the
easiest solution.


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