delete zero out its operand

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    delete zero out its operand

    Hello everyone,


    A little confused after reading C++ FAQ, "Why doesn't delete zero out its operand?"

    http://www.research.att.com/~bs/bs_f...ml#delete-zero

    I think the reason why delete can not zero out its operand is because delete can be operate on rvalue, like

    delete f(x);

    And we can not assign zero to the rvalue (i.e. delete's operand). My understanding correct?


    thanks in advance,
    George

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    Yes, that's the primary reason why it's not possible for delete to zero out its operand.
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    Thanks CornedBee,


    Question answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    Yes, that's the primary reason why it's not possible for delete to zero out its operand.

    regards,
    George

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