Avoid classes with missing destructor declarations in header files
This code insight verifies in C++ applications if classes in header files (.h) haven’t declared destructors. Highlight counts one occurrence for each missing class destructor found in a header file.
Why you should care
In some cases, missing class destructors can lead to memory leaks, causing software unstability.
Declaring class destructors in header files when possible is recommended.
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