do you have to delete the programs

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    do you have to delete the programs

    I have done some programs in rpgcode, and that one you have to delete some of the program or it will just sit on the memory. I just want to know if c and c++ is like that or not. i am new at c++ but i just want to know if you have to delete anything and if anything will just sit on your memory.

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    When you end an application in C++, like many other programming languages, the OS will clean the memory up for you. However, in cases of runtime memory allocation, it's proper to call delete on any dynamically allocated memory in your program before closing it. Though, it's rare that not doing so would cause a problem, it's proper programming practice. Any other basic data, the OS will clean up and classes have default destructors, so unless you have to delete something specific in them, the default will suffice to clean that memory up.
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    ok tyvm

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