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Question number: 587

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Differentiate between declaration and definition in c++.


  • A declaration introduces a name into the program while a definition provides a unique description of an entity (e. g. type, instance, and function).

  • Declarations can be repeated in a given scope if they introduce the same name in a given scope but there must be exactly one definition of every object, function or class used in a C++ program.

  • A declaration is a definition unless it

    • Declares a function without specifying its body

    • Contains an extern specifier and no initializer or function body

    • Is the declaration of a static class data member without a class definition

    • Is a class name definition

    • Is a typedef declaration

  • A definition is declaration unless it:

    • Defines a static class data member,

    • Defines a non-inline member function.

Question number: 588

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When can you tell that a memory leak will occur?


  • A memory leak occurs when a program cannot free a block of dynamically allocated memory.

  • When program creates memory using constructor but fails to call destructor for release or free- causing memory leakage

  • Programmers allocate memory in heap and forget to delete it. Memory on stack is automatically managed.

  • Memory leaks are serious for programs like deamons and servers which never terminate.

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