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Old 11-08-2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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Memory free problem

Hello all,

Will you please let me know what are reasons for which the allocated memory will not get released even though we are doing free using the delete.

i.e I am allocating the memory using "new" and de-allocating using "delete" But still the memory is not getting de-allocated.

Thanks In advance,

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Old 11-09-2002, 10:59 PM   #2
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It depends how you're allocating the memory, but one reason could be that you're allocating an array like

double *x = new double[10];

and then freeing it using

delete x;

when technically you should write

delete [] x;



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