Chris Nandor


Mac::Memory - MacOS Memory Manager

Provide the MacPerl interface to the memory management routines in the MacOS.

Access to Inside Macintosh is essential for proper use of these functions. Explanations of terms, processes and procedures are provided there. Any attempt to use these functions without guidance can cause severe errors in your machine, including corruption of data. You have been warned.


The Memory module defines Ptr and Handle classes, and function interfaces to the memory management.

    use Mac::Memory;
    $handle = new Handle;
    $handle2 = NewHandle;


The following packages and functions provide low level access to the memory management functions.

The low level interface is not likely to be needed, except for the HLock() function.


Written by Matthias Ulrich Neeracher <>, documentation by Bob Dalgleish <>. Currently maintained by Chris Nandor <>.

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