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memory leak

Posted on 2003-11-15
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To C++ experts,

 suppose I have this code :
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  int **p = new int*[dim1] ;
  for(int i=0; i<dim1; i++)  p[i] = new int[dim2] ;

  for(int i=0; i<dim1; i++)
    for(int j =0; j< dim2; j++) p[i][j] = i*j ;
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    Then how do I  free the memory ?
    Also, in general, is there a way to check the memory leak or keep  
    track of the memory usage ?

    Thanks.

 meow..
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// Delete the memory allocated to each of the sub-arrays
for (i = 0; i < dim2; i++) {
     delete[] p[i];
}

// Then delete the memory for the main array p
delete[] p;
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>Also, in general, is there a way to check the memory leak or keep  track of the memory usage ?

If you are using VC++ then there are some tools out there that claim to be able to do just this, but whether they work or not is a different matter.  I have never used any.

BTW, linking in with your next question, it should be clear now that this memory is allocated on the HEAP.

:)
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PS it is not advisable to post the same question in a separate topic, you should post a 20 point Q with a link to this one, or request a zero point pointer question from community support.  That way you can delete it yourself.

:D
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Thanks a lot for the points !

:)
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