Say I have a class:

class foo
      int len{return 1};


Then in main I have a class pointer:

foo *var[5];

My question is when do class pointers get initialized? Or do they not? How would one initialize them?

Edited 6 Years Ago by durpderp: n/a

When you assign them memory or you may point then to an existing object which should already be initialized.

Your example 'class foo' returns len which does not exist....

Edited 6 Years Ago by gerard4143: n/a

Sorry about the example. I was just trying to write something quick and basic.
Excuse me if I'm being dense but what do mean by 'when you assign them memory'?

This line:

foo * var[5];

creates five pointers to a foo object, but that does not create five foo objects. var will hold 5 pointers to no-where or anywhere, which is the same.

To initialize five foo objects for those pointers to point to, you need to do this:

foo* var[5];
  for(int i=0;i<5;++i)
    var[i] = new foo;

Then you need to delete them with:

for(int i=0;i<5;++i)
    delete var[i];

Ok I get it now. I guess I need to brush up more than I thought :). Its been a while since I programmed C++. Thanks for the help everyone.

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