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Problem with HeapAlloc()

Problem with HeapAlloc()

Problem with HeapAlloc()

I use Visual Studio 2008, and I have a problem with allocating memory on windows.
This is the part of my code:

char** split_data(char* cache,int bounds)
char** parts=NULL;
int i=0,j=0,len=0;
if(bounds<=0||len==0){return NULL;}
return parts;

To explain:
cache parameter = "Jim~Maria~George~Mike~"
SEP = `~`
bound = 4
I want this fonction to return parts:
parts[0] = "Jim"
parts[1] = "Maria"
parts[2] = "George"
parts[3] = "Mike"

The strange thing is, that when I run my application by pushing the "Debug" button in Visual Studio, my function works, but when I run my application from Windows Explorer, either in Debug or Release, my application crushes:

A visual studio Just-in-Time debbuger windows appears
"An unhandled win32 exception occured in application_name.exe [3916]

Any idea on how to fix this issue ?

Thank you

RE: Problem with HeapAlloc()

Have you ever read HeapAlloc argument specification?

Quote (MS C++ Help):

Specifies that mutual exclusion will not be used
while the HeapAlloc function is accessing the heap.
This flag should not be specified when accessing the
process heap. The system may create additional threads
within the application's process, such as a CTRL+C handler,
that simultaneously access the process heap.
Why simple malloc was not used?
It's a good job for standard library strtok() function...

Apropos, it's not a good style to allocate memory in a function then return a pointer to it. Better pass an array allocated by a callee.

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