It seems that Peter Wemm said:
> Wasn't this the other way around? The BSD version was derived from the
> perl version? (And the perl version was derived from a version from
> somewhere like caltech?)
The Perl malloc come from Caltech (see below) but I don't remember if the
BSD malloc is based on Perl's version or directly from Caltech's.
* malloc.c (Caltech) 2/21/82
* Chris Kingsley, kingsley(at)cit-20.
* This is a very fast storage allocator. It allocates blocks of a small
* number of different sizes, and keeps free lists of each size. Blocks that
* don't exactly fit are passed up to the next larger size. In this
* implementation, the available sizes are 2^n-4 (or 2^n-12) bytes long.
* This is designed for use in a program that uses vast quantities of memory,
* but bombs when it runs out.
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