From: Geoff Carlton (gcarlton_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-27 18:43:42
Olaf Krzikalla wrote:
>>Another disadvantage of the destructor calling clear() is that it
>>prevents the node class from having a private destructor. Objects may
>>need to be deleted via a manager class, however the destructor's clear()
>>will cause a compile error in this situation.
> This part I didn't fully understand. Can you give a little example?
Sorry, I was a bit confused here. A previous implementation I have seen
deleted the nodes on clear(), and suffered from the problems I outlined
above. I had assumed that this implementation did the same, but now I
have double checked I see that instead it just unlinks the nodes and
lets them go free. That makes more sense.
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