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Archived:Symbian does not call global object destructors (Known Issue)

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Symbian does not invoke destructors of C++ global objects upon program termination.

Article Metadata
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition
S60 3rd Edition, FP1 and FP2
S60 3rd Edition FP2
S60 3rd Edition FP1
S60 3rd Edition (initial release)
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (12 Jun 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (19 Jun 2012)

How to reproduce

In the code below, the destructor ~foo() is never called.

  #include <iostream>
using namespace std;
class foo
cout <<"Entering foo\n";
cout <<"Leaving foo\n";
foo foo_bar;
int main(void)
return 0;


No known solution. At the moment, it is advised not to perform any important operations using destructors.

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