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Use the generic copy to duplicate vectors

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/* Use the generic copy to duplicate vectors */ #include <iostream> #include <cassert> #include <algorithm> #include <vector> #include <string> #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { string s("abcdefghihklmnopqrstuvwxyz"); vector<char> vector1(s.begin(), s.end()); vector<char> vector2(vector1.size()); // Copy vector1 to vector2: copy(vector1.begin(), vector1.end(), vector2.begin()); assert (vector1 == vector2); vector<char>::iterator pos; for (pos=vector1.begin(); pos!=vector1.end(); ++pos) { cout << *pos << ' '; } cout << "\n\n\n\n"; for (pos=vector2.begin(); pos!=vector2.end(); ++pos) { cout << *pos << ' '; } return 0; } /* a b c d e f g h i h k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i h k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z */
Vector Relational Operators in C++
Relational operators for vector. Performs the appropriate comparison operation between the vector containers lhs and rhs. In C++, relational and logical operators compare two or more operands and return either true or false values. The equality comparison (operator==) is performed by first comparing sizes, and if they match, the elements are compared sequentially using operator==, stopping at the first mismatch (as if using algorithm equal). The less-than comparison (operator<) behaves as if using algorithm lexicographical_compare, which compares the elements sequentially using operator< in a reciprocal manner (i.e., checking both a<b and b<a) and stopping at the first occurrence.
Syntax for Vector Relational Operators in C++
#include <vector> //(1) template <class T, class Alloc> bool operator== (const vector<T,Alloc>& lhs, const vector<T,Alloc>& rhs); //(2) template <class T, class Alloc> bool operator!= (const vector<T,Alloc>& lhs, const vector<T,Alloc>& rhs); //(3) template <class T, class Alloc> bool operator< (const vector<T,Alloc>& lhs, const vector<T,Alloc>& rhs); //(4) template < class T, class Alloc> bool operator<= (const vector<T,Alloc>& lhs, const vector<T,Alloc>& rhs); //(5) template <class T, class Alloc> bool operator> (const vector<T,Alloc>& lhs, const vector<T,Alloc>& rhs); //(6) template <class T, class Alloc> bool operator>= (const vector<T,Alloc>& lhs, const vector<T,Alloc>& rhs);
lhs, rhs
vector containers (to the left- and right-hand side of the operator, respectively), having both the same template parameters (T and Alloc). The other operations also use the operators == and < internally to compare the elements, behaving as if the following equivalent operations were performed: operation and equivalent operation • a!=b !(a==b) • a>b b<a • a<=b !(b<a) • a>=b !(a<b) These operators are overloaded in header <vector>. Function returns true if the condition holds, and false otherwise.
Complexity
For (1) and (2), constant if the sizes of lhs and rhs differ, and up to linear in that size (equality comparisons) otherwise. For the others, up to linear in the smaller size (each representing two comparisons with operator<).
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
Both containers, lhs and rhs, are accessed. Up to all of their contained elements may be accessed. In any case, the function cannot modify its arguments (const-qualified).
Exception safety
If the type of the elements supports the appropriate operation with no-throw guarantee, the function never throws exceptions (no-throw guarantee).
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/* Relational and equality operators (<, <=, >, >=, ==, !=) are defined to operate on scalars and produce scalar Boolean results. For vector results, use the following built-in functions. In all cases, the sizes of all the input and return vectors for any particular call must match. */ /* vector comparisons by vector relational operators code example */ #include <iostream> #include <vector> int main () { std::vector<int> foo (3,100); // three ints with a value of 100 std::vector<int> bar (2,200); // two ints with a value of 200 if (foo==bar) std::cout << "foo and bar are equal\n"; if (foo!=bar) std::cout << "foo and bar are not equal\n"; if (foo< bar) std::cout << "foo is less than bar\n"; if (foo> bar) std::cout << "foo is greater than bar\n"; if (foo<=bar) std::cout << "foo is less than or equal to bar\n"; if (foo>=bar) std::cout << "foo is greater than or equal to bar\n"; return 0; }
Algorithm Library copy() Function in C++
copy() function is used to copy items from one iterator to another iterator with a specific range. We can define the start and end position of the source and it will copy all items in this rage to a different destination. To use copy() function, we need to include <bits/stdc+.h> or header file. It copies all the elements pointed by first and last. first element is included in the output but last is not. output is the start position of the final result iterator. It returns one iterator to the end of the destination range where elements have been copied.
Syntax for copy() Function in C++
template <class InputIterator, class OutputIterator> OutputIterator copy (InputIterator first, InputIterator last, OutputIterator result);
first
It is an input iterator to the first element of the range, where the element itself is included in the range.
last
It is an input iterator to the last element of the range, where the element itself is not included in the range. Input iterators to the initial and final positions in a sequence to be copied. The range used is [first,last), which contains all the elements between first and last, including the element pointed by first but not the element pointed by last.
result
It is an output iterator to the first element of the new container in which the elements are copied. Output iterator to the initial position in the destination sequence. This shall not point to any element in the range [first,last). Function returns an iterator to the end of the destination range where elements have been copied.
Complexity
Linear in the distance between first and last: Performs an assignment operation for each element in the range.
Data races
The objects in the range [first,last) are accessed (each object is accessed exactly once). The objects in the range between result and the returned value are modified (each object is modified exactly once).
Exceptions
Throws if either an element assignment or an operation on iterators throws. Note that invalid arguments cause undefined behavior.
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/* copying the array elements to the vector by copy() function code example */ // C++ STL program to demonstrate use of std::copy() function #include <iostream> #include <algorithm> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { //declaring & initializing an int array int arr[] = { 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 }; //vector declaration vector<int> v1(5); //copying array elements to the vector copy(arr, arr + 5, v1.begin()); //printing array cout << "arr: "; for (int x : arr) cout << x << " "; cout << endl; //printing vector cout << "v1: "; for (int x : v1) cout << x << " "; cout << endl; return 0; }
For Loop Statement in C++
In computer programming, loops are used to repeat a block of code. For example, when you are displaying number from 1 to 100 you may want set the value of a variable to 1 and display it 100 times, increasing its value by 1 on each loop iteration. When you know exactly how many times you want to loop through a block of code, use the for loop instead of a while loop. A for loop is a repetition control structure that allows you to efficiently write a loop that needs to execute a specific number of times.
Syntax of For Loop Statement in C++
for (initialization; condition; update) { // body of-loop }
initialization
initializes variables and is executed only once.
condition
if true, the body of for loop is executed, if false, the for loop is terminated.
update
updates the value of initialized variables and again checks the condition. A new range-based for loop was introduced to work with collections such as arrays and vectors.
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/* For Loop Statement in C++ Language */ // C++ program to find the sum of first n natural numbers // positive integers such as 1,2,3,...n are known as natural numbers #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int num, sum; sum = 0; cout << "Enter a positive integer: "; cin >> num; for (int i = 1; i <= num; ++i) { sum += i; } cout << "Sum = " << sum << endl; return 0; }
Vectors in C++ Language
In C++, vectors are used to store elements of similar data types. However, unlike arrays, the size of a vector can grow dynamically. That is, we can change the size of the vector during the execution of a program as per our requirements. Vectors are part of the C++ Standard Template Library. To use vectors, we need to include the vector header file in our program.
Declaration for Vectors in C++
std::vector<T> vector_name;
The type parameter <T> specifies the type of the vector. It can be any primitive data type such as int, char, float, etc.
Initialization for Vectors in C++
// Vector initialization method 1 // Initializer list vector<int> vector1 = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
We are initializing the vector by providing values directly to the vector. vector1 is initialized with values 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
// Vector initialization method 2 vector<int> vector3(5, 12);
Here, 5 is the size of the vector and 8 is the value. This code creates an int vector with size 5 and initializes the vector with the value of 8. So, the vector is equivalent to
vector<int> vector2 = {8, 8, 8, 8, 8};
The vector class provides various methods to perform different operations on vectors. Add Elements to a Vector: To add a single element into a vector, we use the push_back() function. It inserts an element into the end of the vector. Access Elements of a Vector: In C++, we use the index number to access the vector elements. Here, we use the at() function to access the element from the specified index. Change Vector Element: We can change an element of the vector using the same at() function. Delete Elements from C++ Vectors: To delete a single element from a vector, we use the pop_back() function. In C++, the vector header file provides various functions that can be used to perform different operations on a vector. • size(): returns the number of elements present in the vector. • clear(): removes all the elements of the vector. • front(): returns the first element of the vector. • back(): returns the last element of the vector. • empty(): returns 1 (true) if the vector is empty. • capacity(): check the overall size of a vector. Vector iterators are used to point to the memory address of a vector element. In some ways, they act like pointers.
Syntax for Vector Iterators in C++
vector<T>::iterator iteratorName;
We can initialize vector iterators using the begin() and end() functions. The begin() function returns an iterator that points to the first element of the vector. The end() function points to the theoretical element that comes after the final element of the vector.
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/* Vectors in C++ language */ // C++ program to illustrate the capacity function in vector #include <iostream> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { vector<int> myvector; for (int i = 1; i <= 5; i++) myvector.push_back(i); cout << "Size : " << myvector.size(); cout << "\nCapacity : " << myvector.capacity(); cout << "\nMax_Size : " << myvector.max_size(); // resizes the vector size to 4 myvector.resize(4); // prints the vector size after resize() cout << "\nSize : " << myvector.size(); // checks if the vector is empty or not if (myvector.empty() == false) cout << "\nVector is not empty"; else cout << "\nVector is empty"; // Shrinks the vector myvector.shrink_to_fit(); cout << "\nVector elements are: "; for (auto it = myvector.begin(); it != myvector.end(); it++) cout << *it << " "; return 0; }
Vector Library end() Function in C++
Return iterator to end. Returns an iterator referring to the past-the-end element in the vector container. The past-the-end element is the theoretical element that would follow the last element in the vector. It does not point to any element, and thus shall not be dereferenced. Because the ranges used by functions of the standard library do not include the element pointed by their closing iterator, this function is often used in combination with vector::begin to specify a range including all the elements in the container. If the container is empty, this function returns the same as vector::begin.
Syntax for Vector end() Function in C++
#include <vector> iterator end() noexcept; const_iterator end() const noexcept;
This function does not accept any parameter. Function returns an iterator to the element past the end of the sequence. If the vector object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_iterator. Otherwise, it returns an iterator. Member types iterator and const_iterator are random access iterator types (pointing to an element and to a const element, respectively). To use vector, include <vector> header. It does not point to the last element, thus to get the last element we can use vector::end()-1.
Complexity
Constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The container is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify the container). No contained elements are accessed by the call, but the iterator returned can be used to access or modify elements. Concurrently accessing or modifying different elements is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions. The copy construction or assignment of the returned iterator is also guaranteed to never throw.
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/* returns the iterator pointing to the past-the-last element of the vector container by vector::end function code example. */ // CPP program to illustrate implementation of begin() function #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { // declaration of vector container vector<string> myvector{ "This", "is", "HappyCodings" }; // using begin() to print vector for (auto it = myvector.begin(); it != myvector.end(); ++it) cout << ' ' << *it; return 0; }
String Library end() Function in C++
Return iterator to end. Returns an iterator pointing to the past-the-end character of the string. The past-the-end character is a theoretical character that would follow the last character in the string. It shall not be dereferenced. Because the ranges used by functions of the standard library do not include the element pointed by their closing iterator, this function is often used in combination with string::begin to specify a range including all the characters in the string. If the object is an empty string, this function returns the same as string::begin.
Syntax for String end() Function in C++
#include <string> iterator end() noexcept; const_iterator end() const noexcept;
This function does not accept any parameter. Function returns an iterator to the past-the-end of the string. If the string object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_iterator. Otherwise, it returns an iterator. Member types iterator and const_iterator are random access iterator types (pointing to a character and to a const character, respectively).
Complexity
Unspecified, but generally constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The object is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify it). The iterator returned can be used to access or modify characters. Concurrently accessing or modifying different characters is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions. The copy construction or assignment of the returned iterator is also guaranteed to never throw.
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/* returns the iterator pointing to the past-the-last character of the string by string::end function code example. */ #include <iostream> #include <string> using namespace std; int main (){ string str = "Learn C++"; string::iterator it; it = str.end(); it--; cout<<*it<<" "; it--; cout<<*it<<" "; it--; cout<<*it<<" "; return 0; }
main() Function in C++
A program shall contain a global function named main, which is the designated start of the program in hosted environment. main() function is the entry point of any C++ program. It is the point at which execution of program is started. When a C++ program is executed, the execution control goes directly to the main() function. Every C++ program have a main() function.
Syntax for main() Function in C++
void main() { ............ ............ }
void
void is a keyword in C++ language, void means nothing, whenever we use void as a function return type then that function nothing return. here main() function no return any value.
main
main is a name of function which is predefined function in C++ library. In place of void we can also use int return type of main() function, at that time main() return integer type value. 1) It cannot be used anywhere in the program a) in particular, it cannot be called recursively b) its address cannot be taken 2) It cannot be predefined and cannot be overloaded: effectively, the name main in the global namespace is reserved for functions (although it can be used to name classes, namespaces, enumerations, and any entity in a non-global namespace, except that a function called "main" cannot be declared with C language linkage in any namespace). 3) It cannot be defined as deleted or (since C++11) declared with C language linkage, constexpr (since C++11), consteval (since C++20), inline, or static. 4) The body of the main function does not need to contain the return statement: if control reaches the end of main without encountering a return statement, the effect is that of executing return 0;. 5) Execution of the return (or the implicit return upon reaching the end of main) is equivalent to first leaving the function normally (which destroys the objects with automatic storage duration) and then calling std::exit with the same argument as the argument of the return. (std::exit then destroys static objects and terminates the program). 6) (since C++14) The return type of the main function cannot be deduced (auto main() {... is not allowed). 7) (since C++20) The main function cannot be a coroutine.
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/* simple code example by main() function in C++ */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int day = 4; switch (day) { case 1: cout << "Monday"; break; case 2: cout << "Tuesday"; break; case 3: cout << "Wednesday"; break; case 4: cout << "Thursday"; break; case 5: cout << "Friday"; break; case 6: cout << "Saturday"; break; case 7: cout << "Sunday"; break; } return 0; }
Iterators in C++ Language
Iterators are just like pointers used to access the container elements. Iterators are one of the four pillars of the Standard Template Library or STL in C++. An iterator is used to point to the memory address of the STL container classes. For better understanding, you can relate them with a pointer, to some extent. Iterators act as a bridge that connects algorithms to STL containers and allows the modifications of the data present inside the container. They allow you to iterate over the container, access and assign the values, and run different operators over them, to get the desired result.
Syntax for Iterators in C++
<ContainerType> :: iterator; <ContainerType> :: const_iterator;
• Iterators are used to traverse from one element to another element, a process is known as iterating through the container. • The main advantage of an iterator is to provide a common interface for all the containers type. • Iterators make the algorithm independent of the type of the container used. • Iterators provide a generic approach to navigate through the elements of a container. Operator (*) : The '*' operator returns the element of the current position pointed by the iterator. Operator (++) : The '++' operator increments the iterator by one. Therefore, an iterator points to the next element of the container. Operator (==) and Operator (!=) : Both these operators determine whether the two iterators point to the same position or not. Operator (=) : The '=' operator assigns the iterator. Iterators can be smart pointers which allow to iterate over the complex data structures. A Container provides its iterator type. Therefore, we can say that the iterators have the common interface with different container type. The container classes provide two basic member functions that allow to iterate or move through the elements of a container: begin(): The begin() function returns an iterator pointing to the first element of the container. end(): The end() function returns an iterator pointing to the past-the-last element of the container. Input Iterator: An input iterator is an iterator used to access the elements from the container, but it does not modify the value of a container. Operators used for an input iterator are: Increment operator(++), Equal operator(==), Not equal operator(!=), Dereference operator(*). Output Iterator: An output iterator is an iterator used to modify the value of a container, but it does not read the value from a container. Therefore, we can say that an output iterator is a write-only iterator. Operators used for an output iterator are: Increment operator(++), Assignment operator(=). Forward Iterator: A forward iterator is an iterator used to read and write to a container. It is a multi-pass iterator. Operators used for a Forward iterator are: Increment operator(++), Assignment operator(=), Equal operator(=), Not equal operator(!=). Bidirectional iterator: A bidirectional iterator is an iterator supports all the features of a forward iterator plus it adds one more feature, i.e., decrement operator(--). We can move backward by decrementing an iterator. Operators used for a Bidirectional iterator are: Increment operator(++), Assignment operator(=), Equal operator(=), Not equal operator(!=), Decrement operator(--). Random Access Iterator: A Random Access iterator is an iterator provides random access of an element at an arbitrary location. It has all the features of a bidirectional iterator plus it adds one more feature, i.e., pointer addition and pointer subtraction to provide random access to an element. Following are the disadvantages of an iterator: • If we want to move from one data structure to another at the same time, iterators won't work. • If we want to update the structure which is being iterated, an iterator won?t allow us to do because of the way it stores the position. • If we want to backtrack while processing through a list, the iterator will not work in this case. Following are the advantages of an iterator: • Ease in programming: It is convenient to use iterators rather than using a subscript operator[] to access the elements of a container. If we use subscript operator[] to access the elements, then we need to keep the track of the number of elements added at the runtime, but this would not happen in the case of an iterator. • Code Reusability: A code can be reused if we use iterators. In the above example, if we replace vector with the list, and then the subscript operator[] would not work to access the elements as the list does not support the random access. However, we use iterators to access the elements, then we can also access the list elements. • Dynamic Processing: C++ iterators provide the facility to add or delete the data dynamically.
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/* Iterators in C++ language */ // C++ code to demonstrate the working of next() and prev() #include<iostream> #include<iterator> // for iterators #include<vector> // for vectors using namespace std; int main() { vector<int> ar = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 }; // Declaring iterators to a vector vector<int>::iterator ptr = ar.begin(); vector<int>::iterator ftr = ar.end(); // Using next() to return new iterator // points to 4 auto it = next(ptr, 3); // Using prev() to return new iterator // points to 3 auto it1 = prev(ftr, 3); // Displaying iterator position cout << "The position of new iterator using next() is : "; cout << *it << " "; cout << endl; // Displaying iterator position cout << "The position of new iterator using prev() is : "; cout << *it1 << " "; cout << endl; return 0; }
#include Directive in C++
#include is a way of including a standard or user-defined file in the program and is mostly written at the beginning of any C/C++ program. This directive is read by the preprocessor and orders it to insert the content of a user-defined or system header file into the following program. These files are mainly imported from an outside source into the current program. The process of importing such files that might be system-defined or user-defined is known as File Inclusion. This type of preprocessor directive tells the compiler to include a file in the source code program.
Syntax for #include Directive in C++
#include "user-defined_file"
Including using " ": When using the double quotes(" "), the preprocessor access the current directory in which the source "header_file" is located. This type is mainly used to access any header files of the user's program or user-defined files.
#include <header_file>
Including using <>: While importing file using angular brackets(<>), the the preprocessor uses a predetermined directory path to access the file. It is mainly used to access system header files located in the standard system directories. Header File or Standard files: This is a file which contains C/C++ function declarations and macro definitions to be shared between several source files. Functions like the printf(), scanf(), cout, cin and various other input-output or other standard functions are contained within different header files. So to utilise those functions, the users need to import a few header files which define the required functions. User-defined files: These files resembles the header files, except for the fact that they are written and defined by the user itself. This saves the user from writing a particular function multiple times. Once a user-defined file is written, it can be imported anywhere in the program using the #include preprocessor. • In #include directive, comments are not recognized. So in case of #include <a//b>, a//b is treated as filename. • In #include directive, backslash is considered as normal text not escape sequence. So in case of #include <a\nb>, a\nb is treated as filename. • You can use only comment after filename otherwise it will give error.
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/* using #include directive in C language */ #include <stdio.h> int main() { /* * C standard library printf function * defined in the stdio.h header file */ printf("I love you Clementine"); printf("I love you so much"); printf("HappyCodings"); return 0; }
Vector Library begin() Function in C++
Return iterator to beginning. Returns an iterator pointing to the first element in the vector. Notice that, unlike member vector::front, which returns a reference to the first element, this function returns a random access iterator pointing to it. If the container is empty, the returned iterator value shall not be dereferenced. The C++ function std::vector::begin() returns a random access iterator pointing to the first element of the vector.
Syntax for Vector begin() Function in C++
#include <vector> iterator begin() noexcept; const_iterator begin() const noexcept;
This function does not accept any parameter. Function returns an iterator to the beginning of the sequence container. If the vector object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_iterator. Otherwise, it returns an iterator. Member types iterator and const_iterator are random access iterator types (pointing to an element and to a const element, respectively).
Complexity
Constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The container is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify the container). No contained elements are accessed by the call, but the iterator returned can be used to access or modify elements. Concurrently accessing or modifying different elements is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions. The copy construction or assignment of the returned iterator is also guaranteed to never throw.
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/* returns a random access iterator pointing to the first element of the vector by std::vector::begin() function code example. */ // CPP program to illustrate implementation of begin() function #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { // declaration of vector container vector<string> myvector{ "This", "is", "HappyCodings" }; // using begin() to print vector for (auto it = myvector.begin(); it != myvector.end(); ++it) cout << ' ' << *it; return 0; }
assert() Function in C++
Evaluate assertion. If the argument expression of this macro with functional form compares equal to zero (i.e., the expression is false), a message is written to the standard error device and abort is called, terminating the program execution. The specifics of the message shown depend on the particular library implementation, but it shall at least include: the expression whose assertion failed, the name of the source file, and the line number where it happened. A usual expression format is: Assertion failed: expression, file filename, line line number
Syntax for assert() Function in C++
#include <assert.h> void assert (int expression);
expression
Expression to be evaluated. If this expression evaluates to 0, this causes an assertion failure that terminates the program. This function does not return any value. This macro is disabled if, at the moment of including <assert.h>, a macro with the name NDEBUG has already been defined. This allows for a coder to include as many assert calls as needed in a source code while debugging the program and then disable all of them for the production version by simply including a line like: #define NDEBUG at the beginning of the code, before the inclusion of <assert.h>. Therefore, this macro is designed to capture programming errors, not user or run-time errors, since it is generally disabled after a program exits its debugging phase.
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/* Assertions are statements used to test assumptions made by programmers. */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; #define NDEBUG #include <assert.h> int main() { int a = 5; /* Code just mistakenly changes the value of a from 5 to let us say 6 */ a = 6; /* Now we can check for the validity of a being 5 till the end of program */ assert(a == 5); cout << "Successful" << endl; return 0; }
Namespaces in C++ Language
Consider a situation, when we have two persons with the same name, jhon, in the same class. Whenever we need to differentiate them definitely we would have to use some additional information along with their name, like either the area, if they live in different area or their mother's or father's name, etc. Same situation can arise in your C++ applications. For example, you might be writing some code that has a function called xyz() and there is another library available which is also having same function xyz(). Now the compiler has no way of knowing which version of xyz() function you are referring to within your code. A namespace is designed to overcome this difficulty and is used as additional information to differentiate similar functions, classes, variables etc. with the same name available in different libraries. Using namespace, you can define the context in which names are defined. In essence, a namespace defines a scope.
Defining a Namespace
A namespace definition begins with the keyword namespace followed by the namespace name as follows:
namespace namespace_name { // code declarations }
To call the namespace-enabled version of either function or variable, prepend (::) the namespace name as follows:
name::code; // code could be variable or function.
Using Directive
You can also avoid prepending of namespaces with the using namespace directive. This directive tells the compiler that the subsequent code is making use of names in the specified namespace.
Discontiguous Namespaces
A namespace can be defined in several parts and so a namespace is made up of the sum of its separately defined parts. The separate parts of a namespace can be spread over multiple files. So, if one part of the namespace requires a name defined in another file, that name must still be declared. Writing a following namespace definition either defines a new namespace or adds new elements to an existing one:
namespace namespace_name { // code declarations }
Nested Namespaces
Namespaces can be nested where you can define one namespace inside another name space as follows:
namespace namespace_name1 { // code declarations namespace namespace_name2 { // code declarations } }
• Namespace is a feature added in C++ and not present in C. • A namespace is a declarative region that provides a scope to the identifiers (names of the types, function, variables etc) inside it. • Multiple namespace blocks with the same name are allowed. All declarations within those blocks are declared in the named scope. • Namespace declarations appear only at global scope. • Namespace declarations can be nested within another namespace. • Namespace declarations don't have access specifiers. (Public or private) • No need to give semicolon after the closing brace of definition of namespace. • We can split the definition of namespace over several units.
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/* namespaces in C++ language */ // A C++ code to demonstrate that we can define // methods outside namespace. #include <iostream> using namespace std; // Creating a namespace namespace ns { void display(); class happy { public: void display(); }; } // Defining methods of namespace void ns::happy::display() { cout << "ns::happy::display()\n"; } void ns::display() { cout << "ns::display()\n"; } // Driver code int main() { ns::happy obj; ns::display(); obj.display(); return 0; }
Vector Library size() Function in C++
Return size. Returns the number of elements in the vector. This is the number of actual objects held in the vector, which is not necessarily equal to its storage capacity. vector::size() is a library function of "vector" header, it is used to get the size of a vector, it returns the total number of elements in the vector. The dynamic array can be created by using a vector in C++. One or more elements can be inserted into or removed from the vector at the run time that increases or decreases the size of the vector. The size or length of the vector can be counted using any loop or the built-in function named size().
Syntax for Vector size() Function in C++
#include <vector> size_type size() const noexcept;
This function does not accept any parameter. Function returns the number of elements in the container. Member type size_type is an unsigned integral type.
Complexity
Constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The container is accessed. No contained elements are accessed: concurrently accessing or modifying them is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions.
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/* get the size of a vector, it returns the total number of elements in the vector by vector::size() library function. */ #include <bits/stdc++.h> using namespace std; int main() { // Initializing a vector of string type vector<string> vec = { "Happy", "8)", "Codings" }; // Clearing the vector // Now size is equal to 0 vec.clear(); // Typecasting vec.size() to int for (int i = 0; i < (int)vec.size() - 1; i++) cout << vec[i] << ' '; cout << "Happy8)Codings"; return 0; }
String Library begin() Function in C++
Return iterator to beginning. Returns an iterator pointing to the first character of the string. This function gives a reference to the first element. The C++ string::begin function returns the iterator pointing to the first character of the string. Note that, Unlike the string::front function, which returns a direct reference to the first character, it returns the iterator pointing to the same character of the string.
Syntax for String begin() Function in C++
#include <string> iterator begin() noexcept; const_iterator begin() const noexcept;
This function does not return any value. Function returns an iterator to the beginning of the string. If the string object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_iterator. Otherwise, it returns an iterator. Member types iterator and const_iterator are random access iterator types (pointing to a character and to a const character, respectively).
Complexity
Unspecified, but generally constant.
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The object is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify it). The iterator returned can be used to access or modify characters. Concurrently accessing or modifying different characters is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions. The copy construction or assignment of the returned iterator is also guaranteed to never throw.
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/* returns an iterator pointing to the first character of the string by string::begin function code example. */ #include <iostream> #include <string> using namespace std; int main (){ string str = "Learn C++"; string::iterator it; std::string str2 ("Test string"); for ( std::string::iterator it=str2.begin(); it!=str2.end(); ++it) std::cout << *it; std::cout << '\n'; it = str.begin(); cout<<*it<<" "; it++; cout<<*it<<" "; it++; cout<<*it<<" "; return 0; }


Create the Shift-Lookup-Table. Start with the second character, since the shift to the first is always 0. Search the "string" and return when the first occurrence is found. Searching string
Get minimum of two numbers in hist[]. Get the 'middle index' from corner indexes. Get the index of minimum value in a given range of indexes. Then returns 'index' of minimum