In Seventh Edition UNIX, the last pointer passed to free() was
guaranteed to not actually have been freed allowing memory to be
"compacted" via the following pattern:
foo = realloc(foo, newsize);
Further, Andrew Koenig reports in "C Traps and Pitfalls" that the
original realloc() implementation required this pattern.
The C standard is clear that this is Undefined Behavior. Modern
allocators don't support it and no portable code could rely on it so
remove this support.
Note: the removed implementation contains an off-by-one error and if
an item isn't found on the freelist, then twice as much memory as the
largest possible allocation will be copied.