I had a hard time understanding the concept of memory in a computer, but something my Instructor told me gave me some hope.
He mentioned that memory isn't really created upon invocation of "new" in C++, and stated also that memory isn't really removed upon the invocation of "delete."
I was very shocked by this! I felt slightly more inspired to understand the construct of memory, because I thought that (somehow) information was written out to sectors or omitted (and considered some type similar to null), but I did not ever think of memory always being there and simply being modified then "fenced" or "unfenced."
I wonder... is there any way to unfence memory from C++ such that you could use memory without declaring "new" and instead work in a managed secton? I.e, pass pointers memory address of a managed section and simply copy objects right on tops of them, or is "new" absolutely required to map out the necessary amount of space needed for an object?
I'm still pretty fuzzy on memory, and I will continue to study it. I'm pretty curious about this, since C++ is such a strong language and there's almost nothing you can't do.
Thank you very much,