C++ delete (Re: [sword-devel] Notes on the search progress bug)

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:45:23 +1000

"Troy A. Griffitts" wrote:
> ...
>      if (scope)
>           delete scope;
> ...

Why is there so much code like this in Sword?  Doesn't the C++ standard
guarantee that delete will behave appropriately on a null pointer?  If
so, this code is redundant and confusing - it makes it look like scope
is a boolean.  (All of this is one more good reason to use Java.  :-)

"He must become greater; i must become less." - John 3:30