do I need to destroy a string in c++

if I have a string in a class, then memory is allocated. Do I have to destroy the string in the destructor? e.g.

class A {
  string Test;
  A() {
    Test = "hello world";

  A(string &name) {
    Test = name;

  ~A() {
    // do I have to destroy the string here?

I'm an old c/c++ (pre stl) programmer and getting back into c++. Is the string destroyed automatically using some template magic?

tia, Dave


Yes. Strings and containers allocate/deallocate for you. HOWEVER, a container of pointers doesn't free up what those pointers point to. You have to loop through those yourself.

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