malloc() in c++

I was told malloc() is c and not c++. Is this correct ??
If so, how should I do a malloc() in c++ ?
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
You can use malloc() in C++ as well, but the C++ way of allocating memory is with new.

To get a new instance of a class you would do the following:

CMyClass * myClass;

myClass = new CMyClass;

// ... do somethign with the object

delete myClass; // this "frees" the object again.

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teuntjeAuthor Commented:
yes.
thank you.
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void_mainCommented:
There is even more:

if you want to allocate or delete an ARRAY you should use this:

char *myArray = new char[number];

to access element 20 use
*myArray[19] = value;

and

delete[] myArray;       // DO NOT insert a number here, C++ will handle this internal.

And its correct: c++ DOES accept malloc() and free(), but there is no guarantee (this depends on your compiler -> it works with my Borland Compiler but I prefer new and delete)

best regards
void_main
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