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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     C's standard library routine for storage allocation.  It
     takes the number of bytes required and returns a pointer to a
     block of that size.  Storage is allocated from a heap which
     lies after the end of the program and data areas.  Memory
     allocated with malloc must be freed explicitly using the
     "free" routine before it can be re-used.
     gc is a storage allocator with garbage collection that is
     intended to be used as a plug-in replacement for malloc.

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