Re: How to delete pointers held inside a vector

"ColinG" <>
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:02:38 +0100
Hi David,

I have completed amendment to my code as per your suggestion with no

Thanks once again.


"ColinG" <> wrote in message

Thanks David.

So, I can just create an embedded object before pushing it onto the
vector. That is great news.

Thanks again.


"David Webber" <> wrote in message

"ColinG" <> wrote in message

Thanks David for your reply however, I am attempting to eliminate memory
leaks relating to:

p_cDV = new tCDV;

which is contained with a loop hence reason for using a vector to stored
p_cDV during each processing of the loop.

Don't!!!! Everything you allocate memory for with new, you have to
free with delete. If you do it in aloop you'll probaby lose them all so
you cant delet them.

Consider as a model:

   class MyClass

   std::vector<MyClass> array;

    MyClass x;

   for( int n=0; n<10; n++ )
       //.... fill in x here with the n'th set of data.

       array.push_back( x );

       // The above statement creates a copy of x and stores it in the
       // So you can use the same x above to fill in the next one's

It's very simple - no new, no delete, and no memory leaks.

David Webber
Author of 'Mozart the Music Processor'
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