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C++ Q&A: Initializing C++ Class Members and Incorporating the Places Bar in your MFC Apps

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CodeTypeDelegate delegateDecl = new CodeTypeDelegate("delegate_name");

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What I wanted to know was how would this apply to real world.

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Say I have a simple website, why would I use any of the above if any.

Why would it simplify my architechture.

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