SinisterMJ SinisterMJ - 3 months ago 12
C++ Question

unique_ptr can't initialize

I have the following code in a project, and it gives me an error C2059, syntax error "new" that the

unique_ptr
line is wrong.

#include <memory>

class Nothing {
public:
Nothing() { };
};
class IWriter
{
public:
IWriter() {
}

~IWriter() {
}
private:
std::unique_ptr<Nothing> test(new Nothing());
};


What is happening here?

Answer

You're trying to use default member initializer, but in the wrong way. It must be simply a brace initializer (or equals initializer) (included in the member declaration).

You could use list initialization (since C++11):

std::unique_ptr<Nothing> test{ new Nothing() };

Or member initialization list:

class IWriter
{
    public:
        IWriter() : test(new Nothing) {
        }
        ~IWriter() {
        }
    private:
        std::unique_ptr<Nothing> test;
};
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