Re: is 'operator delete' a function?

Pete Becker <>
11 Nov 2006 10:04:11 -0500
<> wrote:

Is this standard conformant to type cast ::opearator delete to a
function of type (void (*)(void*));
Is not operator delete already a function of this type?

Is the following code conformant?

class A { /* ... */ };
vector<A*> v;
v.push_back(new A());
// ...
for_each(v.begin();v.end();(void (*)(void*) ::operator delete);

There are several overloaded versions of operator delete, and the cast
selects the one with that signature. But it's probably not the right
solution, because operator delete only releases the memory that the A*
object points to. It doesn't know anything about A's destructor.

What you need is something that will call 'delete ptr' on a pointer
argument ptr. So write a function that does that, or a function object
with an operator() that does that.

struct deleter
void operator()(A *ptr) const { delete ptr; }

for_each(v.begin(), v.end(), deleter());


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