Tag Archives: destructors

Sessions and object lifetimes

In this post we will see how C++ object lifetime can be used to control the duration of sessions: time spent owing and using a resource. The goal is to get a better understanding of what tools the language offers … Continue reading

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Destructors — 2 use cases

In this post I want to describe an interesting observation: programmers generally use destructors for two purposes. One is fairly obvious: releasing resources; the other — not necessarily so.

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noexcept destructors

The goal of this post is to show one — fairly small — backwards incompatibility in C++11. It shows how noexcept exception specifications are implicitly generated for your destructors. In short, the following program used to run successfully in C++03 … Continue reading

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C++’s best feature

Update. My remark on exceptional life-time of temporaries in array initialization was incorrect. This part is now fixed. I also included some essential information, as suggested by Herb Sutter. C++, if you want to learn all of it, is big, … Continue reading

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Destructors that throw

Have you already heard that your destructors had better not throw exceptions? You probably did, because this is what nearly every C++ programmer is taught. But because it is so obvious, it may have escaped your notice that C++, and … Continue reading

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