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RE: new vs malloc, was BUG - Cygwin to GNU CC compatibility
- From: Ross Smith <rosss at pharos dot co dot nz>
- To: 'Chan Kar Heng' <karheng at softhome dot net>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 08:49:15 +1200
- Subject: RE: new vs malloc, was BUG - Cygwin to GNU CC compatibility
> From: Chan Kar Heng [mailto:email@example.com]
> >Well, in C++, as opposed to on earth, I suppose, you're encouraged to
> >use new and delete for all memory management in preference to malloc
> >and free. Note that in C++, a struct and a class are exactly the same
> i'm one of those still actively using malloc/free as i often
> use realloc
> i'd gladly use new and delete if i could find an equivalent
> of realloc()..
> ... any advice?
Use STL containers, especially vector.
No user code should ever use "delete"; it should only appear in the
implementation of a container or smart pointer.
Ross Smith ...................... Pharos Systems, Auckland, New Zealand
"C++ is to programming as sex is to reproduction. Better ways might
technically exist but they're not nearly as much fun." - Nikolai Irgens
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