Further in my code, I check to see check if an object is null/empty.
Is there a way to set an object to null?
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An object of a class cannot be set to NULL; however, you can set a pointer (which contains a memory address of an object) to NULL.
Example of what you can't do which you are asking:
Cat c; c = NULL;//Compiling error
Example of what you can do:
Cat c; //Set p to hold the memory address of the object c Cat *p = &c; //Set p to hold NULL p = NULL;