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Listlist and heaps

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im creating a LinkList class that can hold dynamic amounts of game sprites. when the destructor is called (which would only be when the game is shut down) would i have to traverse the linkedlist in the destructor to deallocate all the memory and return it to the heap, or is automatically returned when the program shuts down? i code therefore i am.

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If you're talking about the kind of linked list that I'm thinking of, you can just loop through from the front until you reach the end (i.e. NULL) deleting the dynamically allocated memory (the nodes):

  
CList::~CList()
{
Node *temp = NULL;
while (front) // whilst front != NULL

{
temp = front; // save address

front = front->next; // advance pointer to next node

delete temp; // delete node

}
}


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[edited by - Lektrix on February 8, 2003 6:42:21 AM]

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