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Lesson 11 - Copy Constructors in C++

In the previous lesson, Overloading operators in C++, we explained operator overloading. In today's C++ tutorial, we're going to look at another type of constructors - the copy constructor. But don't worry, we didn't learn operators for nothing. The next C++ tutorial will focus on one of them - the assignment operator.

Copy Constructor

What's a copy constructor? As the name suggests, it's a constructor - so it's used to create new instances as we know from past lessons. And we call it the copy constructor because it's being used when the instance is being copied. And as we already know, the instance is copied every time we


 

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