what is virtual constructor & virtual distrutor?
Is virtual constructor exixsts?

swapnil gujrathi , Thank you for your question.

A virtual destructor is just like a normal destructor except that it is executed when a derived class is cast to its base class, as shown below. There is no such thing as a virtual constructor.

class Base
}; // class Base

class Derived : public Base
virtual ~Derived()
// virtual destructor in derived class
} // ~Derived
}; // class Derived

Base * p;
p = new Derived;
// p is a Derived object treated as though it were a Base object
delete p; // Executes the virtual destructor in Derived
// If the destructor were not virtual it would not be executed

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