nulling pointers before new

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    Hello, quick question. When you are creating classes, is it always important to null any pointers within the class in the constructor. The reason, why i am asking is, a problem has just come up within my class, but as soon as i null the pointer within the constructor and deconstructor when it is being deleted, the class works fine.
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    It is good practice to set newly declared pointer to a NULL value, but it is not necessary. A pointer that is uninitialised is not a problem until something somewhere tries to dereference it.
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    Yeah, thats what i thought. Which is making me think there is something wrong with my class. Ta...
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