The Windows Malloc() Implementation Is a Trash Fire

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  • mimalloc

    mimalloc is a compact general purpose allocator with excellent performance.

    The other inaccuracies in this article have already been covered. I noticed there was also a weird rant about mimalloc in there ("For some insane reason, mimalloc is not shipped in Visual Studio").

    My understanding is mimalloc is basically a one-person project[1] from an MSR researcher in support of his research programming languages. It sounds like it's pretty nice, but I also wouldn't expect it to be somehow pushed as the default choice for Windows allocators.

    [1]: https://github.com/microsoft/mimalloc/graphs/contributors

  • netwake

    Simple Wake-on-LAN utility for Windows – all the way up from 3.11, plus a CLI

    > Ideally you'd like to build for all targets, including older systems, from a single, modern environment (this is trivial in Windows)

    https://github.com/sjmulder/netwake does what you're talking about, but it does a lot of gymnastics to make it work, and it also needs to use MinGW rather than MSVC.

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