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Dangling Pointer

Reports the usages of the pointers that refer to the memory already deleted by the delete operator or the free(void* ptr) function.


void process() { for(node *pt = head; pt != nullptr; pt = pt->next) { delete pt; } }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | C/C++ | Data Flow Analysis


By default bundled with

CLion 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

CLion, 2024.1

Last modified: 18 June 2024