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On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 06:47, Jay Carlson wrote:

> The three cases for the runtime hook (as opposed to a compile-time hook) 
> are:
> 1) You want different allocators for different states
> 2) You want to have a single "standard" DLL or .so file to reduce the 
> number of versions floating around.
> 3) Your program and its shared libraries can't agree which allocator to 
> use.  This is the Win32 problem I was mudslinging at.

also possibly

(4) testing and measuring allocations

since a hook allows you to, for example, log data
about a running program, possibly without changing
the program.

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