We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Memory Leaks

shivag
shivag asked
on
Medium Priority
226 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
The following question I am asking as beginner.
Does it insure there will no memory leaks if write "delete <object>" for every corresponding "new <object>" ?
If Yes, how ?
If No, Why ? and What more steps do I need to take.
Thanx
Comment
Watch Question

WxW

Commented:
Yes

In general , any pointer you initialize with new must be deleted with delete . If you initialize an array , you must use delete[] to remove it . You do not need to remove variables that are not pointers like e.g. char Str[10000]; This is removed automatically when goes out of scope
Yes

When you call delete on an object its destructor is called giving you the chance to destroy you object correctly. So as long as you have a new and a corresponding delete for it in the correct places you won't have to worry.

Hey by the way there is a good FAQ on C++ (in case your interested) at http://www.cerfnet.com/~mpcline/c++-faq-lite/


Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.