A virtual destructor in the middle of C++ class inheritance hierarchy

Question | Sep 8, 2016 | nextptr 

Destructor, and as a matter of good design all virtual methods, should be declared virtual only at the top of class inheritance hierarchy. You can think of it as a bad design or simply a mistake on programmer's part, if the destructor is declared virtual in the middle of a class inheritance hierarchy it can lead to undefined behavior. Here is an example:

struct A { 
  ~A() { std::cout << "A "; }
};
struct B : public A {
  // destructor is virtual from here 
  virtual ~B() { std::cout << "B "; }
};
struct C : public B { 
  ~C() { std::cout << "C "; }
};

Create instance of C and delete it through base pointer:

A* aPtr = new C();
delete aPtr;

In what order the destructors would be invoked?

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