calling a destructor

can I call the destructor of a class?  I am writing a dll in C++ for a client application and I need to dissconnect somehow.  Can/Should I just call the TCPClient's destructor?
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Why would you want to ?  You should let the objects destroy themselves naturally when they go out of scopt, unless theyare allocated on the heap via 'new' in which case you delete them via 'delete'

You can explicitly call a destructor via


but if the object later goes out of scope naturally you will have memory access errors when the compiler tries to clean up a second time.

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Answers 4, 5, and 10.
>> You can explicitly call a destructor via

>> ClassName::~ClassName()

Oops of course that should be

objectInstance(. or ->)~<ClassName>();

and more accurately memory access errors if the class constructor explicitly allocated memory via new.

Nice link from efn too :)
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