Difference between delete and delete[]?




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Difference between delete and delete[]?..

Answer / sachin mahajan

When we want to free a memory allocated to a pointer to an
object then "delete" is used.
Ex
int * p;
p=new int;
// now to free the memory
delete p;
But when we have allocated memory for array of objects like
int * p= new int(10); //pointer to an array of 10 integer
then to free memory equal to 10 integers
delete []p;
NOTE: One can free the memory even by "delete p;" But it
will free only the first element memory.


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Difference between delete and delete[]?..

Answer / laxman

delete is only just to delete a variable which is created
by new operator. delete[] , it deletes the array where the
varaialbe points .

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Difference between delete and delete[]?..

Answer / vikas

If p is pointer to an array and is allocated memory on
heap, then delete p would call the destructor of the first
element but will free up the whole block. More info at:

http://www.cppquestions.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=13

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Difference between delete and delete[]?..

Answer / namitha

delete is a function used to deallocate the storage space.
delete[] is a function used to deallocate the storage space
of an array.

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Difference between delete and delete[]?..

Answer / sunita shukla

Delete p deallocate memory pointed to by p and delete []p deallocate array. But delete p will delete only p[0]. Other array's Size-1 entries will not be deleted and this memory will leak.

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