Sunday, September 14, 2008

heap-stack dual variable -- ptr/ref

Common scenario -- you declare a local ptr variable and assign it new int, you get a heap-stack var. The object lives on the heap but the ptr var lives on the stack.

Unfortunately, when the ptr var goes out of scope, you lose the address forever and can't free the memory.

One best practice is to always new() and delete() an object in the same func.

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