×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Is it ok not to explicitly define destructor?

Is it ok not to explicitly define destructor?

Is it ok not to explicitly define destructor?

(OP)
class Class1: public MotherClass1
    {
    public:
        Class1(const BufferType & buffer);

        //<***  no destructor defined *** >

        int getHead() const;

        /**
         *
         */
        virtual std::ostream & streaming(std::ostream & os)

    private:

        int m_head;
        class1(const class1 &)
        class1 & operator=(const class1 &)


}

RE: Is it ok not to explicitly define destructor?

There are a few functions that the compiler generates for you if you don't explicitly define them:
Default Constructors, Copy Constructors, Copy Assignment Operators, and Destructors.
However, the default destructors that are generated aren't virtual, so if your class is a base class, you should define a virtual destructor to prevent slicing and other bad things like that.

RE: Is it ok not to explicitly define destructor?

(OP)
thanks a million cpjust!

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close