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Both will return a class_name*.

The first points to an array. It having only one element is a coincidence, it could have had more. You will have to delete it with delete[] pObject;.

The second points to a scalar. You must delete it with delete pObject;.

And no, given an arbitrary pointer, there are no ways of telling whether it points to a scalar or an array, to a static, automatic or dynamically allocated variable ...

[edited by - Fruny on December 16, 2003 8:51:21 AM]

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