Deleting linked lists...

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    Deleting linked lists...

    Not too sure what I'm doing wrong here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on it for me

    When deleting a linked list, is it ok to simply do:

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    delete [] linked_list;
    or should you step through each item in the list and delete that?

    hope the question isn't too vague. If it is, complain and I'll fix it.

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    > step through each item in the list and delete that
    Yes. From an object oriented perspective, you should have your lists's destructor delete each node it has in the list.

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    cool, thanks

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