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Operator new

In C++, if you want to mimic malloc style behavior in
pure C++ way then write

Box *b = (Box *) operator new (sizeof (Box)); // statement 1

By this I mean the constructor of Box will not be invoked
as you expect with malloc. Note that this is NOT equivalent to

Box * b = new Box; // Statement 2

because doing that invokes the constructor.

Statment 1 is know as "operator new"!!
AND
Statment 2 is know as "new operator"!!

You have to match statement 1 by
operator delete(b); // does not invoke destructor
and statement 2 by
delete b; // invokes destructor

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