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troubleshooting Question

Class cross deletion

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Rok-KraljFlag for Slovenia asked on
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Consider the code below. I get the folowing error and I know why i get it. The question is, how can i avoid it with the similar functionality and without memory leaks?

g++ -Wall -o "test" "test.cpp" -O3 -funroll-loops
test.cpp: In destructor ‘a::~a()’:
test.cpp:10: warning: possible problem detected in invocation of delete operator:
test.cpp:10: warning: invalid use of incomplete type ‘struct b’
test.cpp:1: warning: forward declaration of ‘struct b’
test.cpp:10: note: neither the destructor nor the class-specific operator delete will be called, even if they are declared when the class is defined.
Compilation finished successfully.

struct b;

struct a {
	b* ptr;
	a() {
	~a() {
		delete this->ptr;

struct b {
	a* ptr;
	b() {
	~b() {
		delete this->ptr;
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