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Windows® via C/C++, Fifth Edition by Christophe Nasarre, Jeffrey Richter

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Chapter 15. Using Virtual Memory in Your Own Applications

Microsoft Windows offers three mechanisms for manipulating memory:

  • Virtual memory, which is best for managing large arrays of objects or structures

  • Memory-mapped files, which are best for managing large streams of data (usually from files) and for sharing data between multiple processes running on a single machine

  • Heaps, which are best for managing large numbers of ...

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