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SubjectRe: How do you manually call a constructor Reply to this message
Posted byMrJeff
Posted on03/23/04 12:20 PM

> How do you manually call constructors in C++?
> e.g. if you have allocated an array of class instances but weren't allowed to
> use new(), and the classes have stuff in the constructor which is important, but
> you can't move it into an .Init() function because they are other classes within
> the private: data of the class.
> (It's great working with other peoples code isn't it!)
> I tried doing
> for (i=0;i.MyClass();
> But no luck:
> "error C2274: 'function-style cast' : illegal as right side of '.' operator"

You want.. placement new!

For example,

void* mem=malloc(sizeof(FooClass));

FooClass* p = new(mem) FooClass(999);

To delete the object, as you found you can call destructors, then just free the memory.
> Weirdly:
> for (i=0;i.~MyClass();
> works!
> You learn something old everyday...

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*How do you manually call a constructor  finaldave03/23/04 11:00 AM
..Re: How do you manually call a constructor  MrJeff03/23/04 12:20 PM
..*Re: How do you manually call a constructor  finaldave03/24/04 07:30 PM