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Lesson 12 - Dynamic allocation of arrays New

We've already shown how to dynamically allocate basic data types and structures. But so far we haven't learned how to create an array dynamically.

In pure C, the malloc function is used, more is discussed in the article Dynamic memory allocation in C. Although this is a C approach, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the syntax and usage. Although C++ provides its own syntax for allocating arrays, the one from C is commonly used (even in C++ code) because it's slightly more universal. Now let's have a look at the syntax in C++.

Operator new[]

This operator works the same as the new operator, except that instead of


 

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In this tutorial we will show you how to dynamically allocate an array and create an array that automatically expands.

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