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Date: 2008may6
Language: C++

Q.  C++: How can I use auto_ptr

A.  Now unique_ptr is prefered over auto_ptr

Example auto_ptr use:

#include <memory> class Thing { int a; int b; }; main() { std::auto_ptr<Thing> a(new Thing); std::auto_ptr<Thing> b; b = a; // Now b owns the Thing } // a and b are delete-ed when they go out of scope (here)
Using automatic (ie stack) variables is even better.