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Implementation for pairing heap

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/* Implementation for pairing heap */ #include "PairingHeap.h" #include "dsexceptions.h" /** * Construct the pairing heap. */ template <class Comparable> PairingHeap<Comparable>::PairingHeap( ) { root = NULL; } /** * Copy constructor */ template <class Comparable> PairingHeap<Comparable>::PairingHeap( const PairingHeap<Comparable> & rhs ) { root = NULL; *this = rhs; } /** * Destroy the leftist heap. */ template <class Comparable> PairingHeap<Comparable>::~PairingHeap( ) { makeEmpty( ); } /** * Insert item x into the priority queue, maintaining heap order. * Return a pointer to the node containing the new item. */ template <class Comparable> PairNode<Comparable> * PairingHeap<Comparable>::insert( const Comparable & x ) { PairNode<Comparable> *newNode = new PairNode<Comparable>( x ); if( root == NULL ) root = newNode; else compareAndLink( root, newNode ); return newNode; } /** * Find the smallest item in the priority queue. * Return the smallest item, or throw Underflow if empty. */ template <class Comparable> const Comparable & PairingHeap<Comparable>::findMin( ) const { if( isEmpty( ) ) throw Underflow( ); return root->element; } /** * Remove the smallest item from the priority queue. * Throws Underflow if empty. */ template <class Comparable> void PairingHeap<Comparable>::deleteMin( ) { if( isEmpty( ) ) throw Underflow( ); PairNode<Comparable> *oldRoot = root; if( root->leftChild == NULL ) root = NULL; else root = combineSiblings( root->leftChild ); delete oldRoot; } /** * Remove the smallest item from the priority queue. * Pass back the smallest item, or throw Underflow if empty. */ template <class Comparable> void PairingHeap<Comparable>::deleteMin( Comparable & minItem ) { minItem = findMin( ); deleteMin( ); } /** * Test if the priority queue is logically empty. * Returns true if empty, false otherwise. */ template <class Comparable> bool PairingHeap<Comparable>::isEmpty( ) const { return root == NULL; } /** * Test if the priority queue is logically full. * Returns false in this implementation. */ template <class Comparable> bool PairingHeap<Comparable>::isFull( ) const { return false; } /** * Make the priority queue logically empty. */ template <class Comparable> void PairingHeap<Comparable>::makeEmpty( ) { reclaimMemory( root ); root = NULL; } /** * Deep copy. */ template <class Comparable> const PairingHeap<Comparable> & PairingHeap<Comparable>::operator=( const PairingHeap<Comparable> & rhs ) { if( this != &rhs ) { makeEmpty( ); root = clone( rhs.root ); } return *this; } /** * Internal method to make the tree empty. * WARNING: This is prone to running out of stack space. */ template <class Comparable> void PairingHeap<Comparable>::reclaimMemory( PairNode<Comparable> * t ) const { if( t != NULL ) { reclaimMemory( t->leftChild ); reclaimMemory( t->nextSibling ); delete t; } } /** * Change the value of the item stored in the pairing heap. * Does nothing if newVal is larger than currently stored value. * p points to a node returned by insert. * newVal is the new value, which must be smaller * than the currently stored value. */ template <class Comparable> void PairingHeap<Comparable>::decreaseKey( PairNode<Comparable> *p, const Comparable & newVal ) { if( p->element < newVal ) return; // newVal cannot be bigger p->element = newVal; if( p != root ) { if( p->nextSibling != NULL ) p->nextSibling->prev = p->prev; if( p->prev->leftChild == p ) p->prev->leftChild = p->nextSibling; else p->prev->nextSibling = p->nextSibling; p->nextSibling = NULL; compareAndLink( root, p ); } } /** * Internal method that is the basic operation to maintain order. * Links first and second together to satisfy heap order. * first is root of tree 1, which may not be NULL. * first->nextSibling MUST be NULL on entry. * second is root of tree 2, which may be NULL. * first becomes the result of the tree merge. */ template <class Comparable> void PairingHeap<Comparable>:: compareAndLink( PairNode<Comparable> * & first, PairNode<Comparable> *second ) const { if( second == NULL ) return; if( second->element < first->element ) { // Attach first as leftmost child of second second->prev = first->prev; first->prev = second; first->nextSibling = second->leftChild; if( first->nextSibling != NULL ) first->nextSibling->prev = first; second->leftChild = first; first = second; } else { // Attach second as leftmost child of first second->prev = first; first->nextSibling = second->nextSibling; if( first->nextSibling != NULL ) first->nextSibling->prev = first; second->nextSibling = first->leftChild; if( second->nextSibling != NULL ) second->nextSibling->prev = second; first->leftChild = second; } } /** * Internal method that implements two-pass merging. * firstSibling the root of the conglomerate; * assumed not NULL. */ template <class Comparable> PairNode<Comparable> * PairingHeap<Comparable>:: combineSiblings( PairNode<Comparable> *firstSibling ) const { if( firstSibling->nextSibling == NULL ) return firstSibling; // Allocate the array static vector<PairNode<Comparable> *> treeArray( 5 ); // Store the subtrees in an array int numSiblings = 0; for( ; firstSibling != NULL; numSiblings++ ) { if( numSiblings == treeArray.size( ) ) treeArray.resize( numSiblings * 2 ); treeArray[ numSiblings ] = firstSibling; firstSibling->prev->nextSibling = NULL; // break links firstSibling = firstSibling->nextSibling; } if( numSiblings == treeArray.size( ) ) treeArray.resize( numSiblings + 1 ); treeArray[ numSiblings ] = NULL; // Combine subtrees two at a time, going left to right int i = 0; for( ; i + 1 < numSiblings; i += 2 ) compareAndLink( treeArray[ i ], treeArray[ i + 1 ] ); int j = i - 2; // j has the result of last compareAndLink. // If an odd number of trees, get the last one. if( j == numSiblings - 3 ) compareAndLink( treeArray[ j ], treeArray[ j + 2 ] ); // Now go right to left, merging last tree with // next to last. The result becomes the new last. for( ; j >= 2; j -= 2 ) compareAndLink( treeArray[ j - 2 ], treeArray[ j ] ); return treeArray[ 0 ]; } /** * Internal method to clone subtree. * WARNING: This is prone to running out of stack space. */ template <class Comparable> PairNode<Comparable> * PairingHeap<Comparable>::clone( PairNode<Comparable> * t ) const { if( t == NULL ) return NULL; else { PairNode<Comparable> *p = new PairNode<Comparable>( t->element ); if( ( p->leftChild = clone( t->leftChild ) ) != NULL ) p->leftChild->prev = p; if( ( p->nextSibling = clone( t->nextSibling ) ) != NULL ) p->nextSibling->prev = p; return p; } }
Vector Library resize() Function in C++
Change size. Resizes the container so that it contains n elements. The vector is a very useful class of C++ for creating the dynamic array. The size of the vector can be changed at any time to solve any programming problem. Many built-in functions exist in C++ for doing the different types of tasks in a vector container. The resize() function is one of them. It is used to change the size of the vector. The vector size can be increased or decreased by using this function.
Syntax for Vector resize() Function in C++
#include <vector> void resize (size_type n); void resize (size_type n, const value_type& val);
n
New container size, expressed in number of elements. Member type size_type is an unsigned integral type.
val
Object whose content is copied to the added elements in case that n is greater than the current container size. If not specified, the default constructor is used instead. Member type value_type is the type of the elements in the container, defined in vector as an alias of the first template parameter (T). This function does not return any value. If a reallocation happens, the storage is allocated using the container's allocator, which may throw exceptions on failure (for the default allocator, bad_alloc is thrown if the allocation request does not succeed). If n is smaller than the current container size, the content is reduced to its first n elements, removing those beyond (and destroying them). If n is greater than the current container size, the content is expanded by inserting at the end as many elements as needed to reach a size of n. If val is specified, the new elements are initialized as copies of val, otherwise, they are value-initialized. If n is also greater than the current container capacity, an automatic reallocation of the allocated storage space takes place. Notice that this function changes the actual content of the container by inserting or erasing elements from it.
Complexity
Linear on the number of elements inserted/erased (constructions/destructions). If a reallocation happens, the reallocation is itself up to linear in the entire vector size.
Iterator validity
In case the container shrinks, all iterators, pointers and references to elements that have not been removed remain valid after the resize and refer to the same elements they were referring to before the call. If the container expands, the end iterator is invalidated and, if it has to reallocate storage, all iterators, pointers and references related to this container are also invalidated.
Data races
The container is modified. If a reallocation happens, all contained elements are modified. Otherwise, none of the elements before n is accessed, and concurrently accessing or modifying them is safe.
Exception safety
If n is less than or equal to the size of the container, the function never throws exceptions (no-throw guarantee). If n is greater and a reallocation happens, there are no changes in the container in case of exception (strong guarantee) if the type of the elements is either copyable or no-throw moveable. Otherwise, if an exception is thrown, the container is left with a valid state (basic guarantee).
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/* resize the container by specified number of elements (n) by vector::resize function code example */ // resizing of the vector #include <iostream> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { vector<int> vec; // 5 elements are inserted // in the vector vec.push_back(1); vec.push_back(2); vec.push_back(3); vec.push_back(4); vec.push_back(5); cout << "Contents of vector before resizing:" << endl; // displaying the contents of the // vector before resizing for (int i = 0; i < vec.size(); i++) cout << vec[i] << " "; cout << endl; // vector is resized vec.resize(4); cout << "Contents of vector after resizing:" << endl; // displaying the contents of the // vector after resizing for (int i = 0; i < vec.size(); i++) cout << vec[i] << " "; return 0; }
Destructors in C++
A destructor is a special member function that works just opposite to constructor, unlike constructors that are used for initializing an object, destructors destroy (or delete) the object. Destructors in C++ are members functions in a class that delete an object. They are called when the class object goes out of scope such as when the function ends, the program ends, a delete variable is called etc. Destructors are different from normal member functions as they don't take any argument and don't return anything. Also, destructors have the same name as their class and their name is preceded by a tilde(~).
Syntax for Destructor in C++
~class_name() { //Some code }
Similar to constructor, the destructor name should exactly match with the class name. A destructor declaration should always begin with the tilde(~) symbol as shown in the syntax above. A destructor is automatically called when: • The program finished execution. • When a scope (the { } parenthesis) containing local variable ends. • When you call the delete operator.
Destructor rules
• Name should begin with tilde sign(~) and must match class name. • There cannot be more than one destructor in a class. • Unlike constructors that can have parameters, destructors do not allow any parameter. • They do not have any return type, just like constructors. • When you do not specify any destructor in a class, compiler generates a default destructor and inserts it into your code.
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/* Destructor is an instance member function which is invoked automatically whenever an object is going to be destroyed. Meaning, a destructor is the last function that is going to be called before an object is destroyed. The thing is to be noted here, if the object is created by using new or the constructor uses new to allocate memory which resides in the heap memory or the free store, the destructor should use delete to free the memory. */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; class HelloWorld{ public: //Constructor HelloWorld(){ cout<<"Constructor is called"<<endl; } //Destructor ~HelloWorld(){ cout<<"Destructor is called"<<endl; } //Member function void display(){ cout<<"Hello World!"<<endl; } }; int main(){ //Object created HelloWorld obj; //Member function called obj.display(); return 0; }
Algorithm Library min() Function in C++
Return the smallest. Returns the smallest of a and b. If both are equivalent, a is returned. min() function is a library function of algorithm header, it is used to find the smallest value from given two values, it accepts two values and returns the smallest value and if both the values are the same it returns the first value. The versions for initializer lists (3) return the smallest of all the elements in the list. Returning the first of them if these are more than one. The function uses operator< (or comp, if provided) to compare the values.
Syntax for Algorithm min() Function in C++
#include <algorithm> //default (1) template <class T> const T& min (const T& a, const T& b); //custom (2) template <class T, class Compare> const T& min (const T& a, const T& b, Compare comp); //initializer list (3) template <class T> T min (initializer_list<T> il); template <class T, class Compare> T min (initializer_list<T> il, Compare comp);
a, b
Values to compare
comp
Binary function that accepts two values of type T as arguments, and returns a value convertible to bool. The value returned indicates whether the element passed as first argument is considered less than the second. The function shall not modify any of its arguments. This can either be a function pointer or a function object.
il
An initializer_list object. These objects are automatically constructed from initializer list declarators. T shall support being compared with operator<. For (3), T shall be copy constructible. Function returns the lesser of the values passed as arguments.
Complexity
Linear in one less than the number of elements compared (constant for (1) and (2)).
Exceptions
Throws if any comparison throws. Note that invalid arguments cause undefined behavior.
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/* std::min is defined in the header file <algorithm> and is used to find out the smallest of the number passed to it. It returns the first of them, if there are more than one. */ /* accept two values and return the smaller one by min() function code example. */ #include <iostream> #include <algorithm> using namespace std; // Defining the binary function bool comp(int a, int b) { return (a < b); } int main() { int a = 5; int b = 7; cout << std::min(a, b, comp) << "\n"; // Returns the first one if both the numbers // are same cout << std::min(7, 7, comp); 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; }
What is an Array in C++ Language
An array is defined as the collection of similar type of data items stored at contiguous memory locations. Arrays are the derived data type in C++ programming language which can store the primitive type of data such as int, char, double, float, etc. It also has the capability to store the collection of derived data types, such as pointers, structure, etc. The array is the simplest data structure where each data element can be randomly accessed by using its index number. C++ array is beneficial if you have to store similar elements. For example, if we want to store the marks of a student in 6 subjects, then we don't need to define different variables for the marks in the different subject. Instead of that, we can define an array which can store the marks in each subject at the contiguous memory locations. By using the array, we can access the elements easily. Only a few lines of code are required to access the elements of the array.
Properties of Array
The array contains the following properties. • Each element of an array is of same data type and carries the same size, i.e., int = 4 bytes. • Elements of the array are stored at contiguous memory locations where the first element is stored at the smallest memory location. • Elements of the array can be randomly accessed since we can calculate the address of each element of the array with the given base address and the size of the data element.
Advantage of C++ Array
• 1) Code Optimization: Less code to the access the data. • 2) Ease of traversing: By using the for loop, we can retrieve the elements of an array easily. • 3) Ease of sorting: To sort the elements of the array, we need a few lines of code only. • 4) Random Access: We can access any element randomly using the array.
Disadvantage of C++ Array
• 1) Allows a fixed number of elements to be entered which is decided at the time of declaration. Unlike a linked list, an array in C++ is not dynamic. • 2) Insertion and deletion of elements can be costly since the elements are needed to be managed in accordance with the new memory allocation.
Declaration of C++ Array
To declare an array in C++, a programmer specifies the type of the elements and the number of elements required by an array as follows
type arrayName [ arraySize ];
This is called a single-dimensional array. The arraySize must be an integer constant greater than zero and type can be any valid C++ data type. For example, to declare a 10-element array called balance of type double, use this statement
double balance[10];
Here balance is a variable array which is sufficient to hold up to 10 double numbers.
Initializing Arrays
You can initialize an array in C++ either one by one or using a single statement as follows
double balance[5] = {850, 3.0, 7.4, 7.0, 88};
The number of values between braces { } cannot be larger than the number of elements that we declare for the array between square brackets [ ]. If you omit the size of the array, an array just big enough to hold the initialization is created. Therefore, if you write
double balance[] = {850, 3.0, 7.4, 7.0, 88};
Accessing Array Elements
An element is accessed by indexing the array name. This is done by placing the index of the element within square brackets after the name of the array.
double salary = balance[9];
The above statement will take the 10th element from the array and assign the value to salary variable.
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/* arrays in C++ Language */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { // initialize an array without specifying size double numbers[] = {7, 5, 6, 12, 35, 27}; double sum = 0; double count = 0; double average; cout << "The numbers are: "; // print array elements // use of range-based for loop for (const double &n : numbers) { cout << n << " "; // calculate the sum sum += n; // count the no. of array elements ++count; } // print the sum cout << "\nTheir Sum = " << sum << endl; // find the average average = sum / count; cout << "Their Average = " << average << endl; return 0; }
Delete Operator in C++
Deallocate storage space. Default deallocation functions (single-object form). A delete operator is used to deallocate memory space that is dynamically created using the new operator, calloc and malloc() function, etc., at the run time of a program in C++ language. In other words, a delete operator is used to release array and non-array (pointer) objects from the heap, which the new operator dynamically allocates to put variables on heap memory. We can use either the delete operator or delete [ ] operator in our program to delete the deallocated space. A delete operator has a void return type, and hence, it does not return a value.
Syntax for Delete Operator in C++
//ordinary (1) void operator delete (void* ptr) noexcept; //nothrow (2) void operator delete (void* ptr, const std::nothrow_t& nothrow_constant) noexcept; //placement (3) void operator delete (void* ptr, void* voidptr2) noexcept;
ptr
A pointer to the memory block to be released, type-casted to a void*. If this is a null-pointer, the function does nothing. If not null, this pointer value should have been returned by a previous call to operator new, and have not yet been released by a previous call to this function. If the implementation has strict pointer safety, this pointer shall also be a safely-derived pointer.
nothrow_constant
The constant nothrow. This parameter is ignored in the default definition. nothrow_t is the type of constant nothrow.
voidptr2
A void pointer. The value is ignored in the default definition.
size
The first argument passed to the allocation function when the memory block was allocated. std::size_t is an unsigned integral type. This function does not return any value. (1) ordinary delete: Deallocates the memory block pointed by ptr (if not null), releasing the storage space previously allocated to it by a call to operator new and rendering that pointer location invalid. (2) nothrow delete: Same as above (1). The default definition calls the first version (1): ::operator delete(ptr). (3) placement delete: Does nothing. The default allocation and deallocation functions are special components of the standard library; They have the following unique properties: Global: All overloads of operator delete are declared in the global namespace, not within the std namespace. Implicit: The deallocating versions (i.e., all but (3)) are implicitly declared in every translation unit of a C++ program, no matter whether header <new> is included or not. Replaceable: The deallocating versions (i.e., all but (3)) are also replaceable: A program may provide its own definition that replaces the one provided by default or can overload it for specific types. The custom definition shall deallocate the storage referenced by ptr. operator delete is a regular function that can be called explicitly just as any other function. But in C++, delete is an operator with a very specific behavior: An expression with the delete operator, first calls the appropriate destructor (for class types), and then calls a deallocation function. The deallocation function for a class object is a member function named operator delete, if it exists. In all other cases it is a global function operator delete (i.e., this function -- or a more specific overload). If the delete expression is preceded by the scope operator (i.e., ::operator delete), only global deallocation functions are considered. delete expressions that use global deallocation functions always use the signature that takes either a pointer (such as (1)), or a pointer and a size (such as (4)). Preferring always the version with size (4), unless an overload provides a better match for the pointer type. The other signatures ((2) and (3)) are never called by a delete-expression (the delete operator always calls the ordinary version of this function, and exactly once for each of its arguments). These other signatures are only called automatically by a new-expression when their object construction fails (e.g., if the constructor of an object throws while being constructed by a new-expression with nothrow, the matching operator delete function accepting a nothrow argument is called). Non-member deallocation functions shall not be declared in a namespace scope other than the global namespace.
Data races
Modifies the storage referenced by ptr. Calls to allocation and deallocation functions that reuse the same unit of storage shall occur in a single total order where each deallocation happens before the next allocation. This shall also apply to the observable behavior of custom replacements for this function.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this function never throws exceptions. Notice that either an invalid value of ptr, or a value for size that does not match the one passed to the allocation function, causes undefined behavior. Similarly, we can delete the block of allocated memory space using the delete [] operator. delete [ ] pointer_variable; // delete [] ptr; It deallocate for an array.
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/* deallocate storage space by delete operator */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main () { // declaration of variables int *ptr1, *ptr2, sum; // allocated memory space using new operator ptr1 = new int; ptr2 = new int; cout << " Enter first number: "; cin >> *ptr1; cout << " Enter second number: "; cin >> *ptr2; sum = *ptr1 + *ptr2; cout << " Sum of pointer variables = " << sum; // delete pointer variables delete ptr1; delete ptr2; return 0; }
Vector Library Operator Index [] in C++
Access element. Returns a reference to the element at position n in the vector container. A similar member function, vector::at, has the same behavior as this operator function, except that vector::at is bound-checked and signals if the requested position is out of range by throwing an out_of_range exception. Portable programs should never call this function with an argument n that is out of range, since this causes undefined behavior.
Syntax for Vector Operator Index [] in C++
#include <vector> reference operator[] (size_type n); const_reference operator[] (size_type n) const;
n
Position of an element in the container. Notice that the first element has a position of 0 (not 1). Member type size_type is an unsigned integral type. Function returns the element at the specified position in the vector. If the vector object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_reference. Otherwise, it returns a reference. Member types reference and const_reference are the reference types to the elements of the container (see vector member types).
Complexity
Constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The container is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify the container). The reference returned can be used to access or modify elements. Concurrently accessing or modifying different elements is safe.
Exception safety
If the container size is greater than n, the function never throws exceptions (no-throw guarantee). Otherwise, the behavior is undefined.
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/* Returns a reference to the element at specified location pos. No bounds checking is performed. Unlike std::map::operator[], this operator never inserts a new element into the container. Accessing a nonexistent element through this operator is undefined behavior. */ /* Access element from a vector by vector::operator[] code example */ #include <iostream> #include <vector> int main () { std::vector<int> myvector (10); // 10 zero-initialized elements std::vector<int>::size_type sz = myvector.size(); // assign some values: for (unsigned i=0; i<sz; i++) myvector[i]=i; // reverse vector using operator[]: for (unsigned i=0; i<sz/2; i++) { int temp; temp = myvector[sz-1-i]; myvector[sz-1-i]=myvector[i]; myvector[i]=temp; } std::cout << "myvector contains:"; for (unsigned i=0; i<sz; i++) std::cout << ' ' << myvector[i]; std::cout << '\n'; return 0; }
Static Keyword in C++
Static is a keyword in C++ used to give special characteristics to an element. Static elements are allocated storage only once in a program lifetime in static storage area. And they have a scope till the program lifetime. In C++, static is a keyword or modifier that belongs to the type not instance. So instance is not required to access the static members. In C++, static can be field, method, constructor, class, properties, operator and event. Advantage of C++ static keyword: Memory efficient. Now we don't need to create instance for accessing the static members, so it saves memory. Moreover, it belongs to the type, so it will not get memory each time when instance is created. C++ Static Field: A field which is declared as static is called static field. Unlike instance field which gets memory each time whenever you create object, there is only one copy of static field created in the memory. It is shared to all the objects. It is used to refer the common property of all objects such as rateOfInterest in case of Account, companyName in case of Employee etc. Static variables inside functions: Static variables when used inside function are initialized only once, and then they hold there value even through function calls. These static variables are stored on static storage area , not in stack.
void counter() { static int count=0; cout << count++; } int main(0 { for(int i=0;i<5;i++) { counter(); } }
Static class objects: Static keyword works in the same way for class objects too. Objects declared static are allocated storage in static storage area, and have scope till the end of program. Static objects are also initialized using constructors like other normal objects. Assignment to zero, on using static keyword is only for primitive datatypes, not for user defined datatypes.
class Abc { int i; public: Abc() { i=0; cout << "constructor"; } ~Abc() { cout << "destructor"; } }; void f() { static Abc obj; } int main() { int x=0; if(x==0) { f(); } cout << "END"; }
Static data member in class: Static data members of class are those members which are shared by all the objects. Static data member has a single piece of storage, and is not available as separate copy with each object, like other non-static data members. Static member variables (data members) are not initialied using constructor, because these are not dependent on object initialization. Also, it must be initialized explicitly, always outside the class. If not initialized, Linker will give error.
class X { public: static int i; X() { // construtor }; }; int X::i=1; int main() { X obj; cout << obj.i; // prints value of i }
Static member functions: These functions work for the class as whole rather than for a particular object of a class. It can be called using an object and the direct member access . operator. But, its more typical to call a static member function by itself, using class name and scope resolution :: operator.
class X { public: static void f() { // statement } }; int main() { X::f(); // calling member function directly with class name }
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/* static keyword has different meanings when used with different types simple code example */ // CPP program to illustrate class objects as static #include<iostream> using namespace std; class Happy { int i = 0; public: Happy() { i = 0; cout << "Inside Constructor\n"; } ~Happy() { cout << "Inside Destructor\n"; } }; int main() { int x = 0; if (x==0) { static Happy obj; } cout << "End of main\n"; }
this Pointer in C++
Every object in C++ has access to its own address through an important pointer called this pointer. The this pointer is an implicit parameter to all member functions. Therefore, inside a member function, this may be used to refer to the invoking object. Friend functions do not have a this pointer, because friends are not members of a class. Only member functions have a this pointer. In C++ programming, this is a keyword that refers to the current instance of the class. There can be 3 main usage of this keyword in C++: • It can be used to pass current object as a parameter to another method. • It can be used to refer current class instance variable. • It can be used to declare indexers. To understand 'this' pointer, it is important to know how objects look at functions and data members of a class. • Each object gets its own copy of the data member. • All-access the same function definition as present in the code segment. Meaning each object gets its own copy of data members and all objects share a single copy of member functions. Then now question is that if only one copy of each member function exists and is used by multiple objects, how are the proper data members are accessed and updated? The compiler supplies an implicit pointer along with the names of the functions as 'this'. The 'this' pointer is passed as a hidden argument to all nonstatic member function calls and is available as a local variable within the body of all nonstatic functions. 'this' pointer is not available in static member functions as static member functions can be called without any object (with class name). For a class X, the type of this pointer is 'X* '. Also, if a member function of X is declared as const, then the type of this pointer is 'const X *'
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/* The this pointer holds the address of current object, in simple words you can say that this pointer points to the current object of the class. The keyword this identifies a special type of pointer. Suppose that you create an object named x of class A, and class A has a nonstatic member function f(). If you call the function x.f(), the keyword this in the body of f() stores the address of x. You cannot declare the this pointer or make assignments to it. A static member function does not have a this pointer.*/ #include <iostream> using namespace std; class Box { public: // Constructor definition Box(double l = 2.0, double b = 2.0, double h = 2.0) { cout <<"Constructor called." << endl; length = l; breadth = b; height = h; } double Volume() { return length * breadth * height; } int compare(Box box) { return this->Volume() > box.Volume(); } private: double length; // Length of a box double breadth; // Breadth of a box double height; // Height of a box }; int main(void) { Box Box1(3.3, 1.2, 1.5); // Declare box1 Box Box2(8.5, 6.0, 2.0); // Declare box2 if(Box1.compare(Box2)) { cout << "Box2 is smaller than Box1" <<endl; } else { cout << "Box2 is equal to or larger than Box1" <<endl; } 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; }
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; }
If Else Statement in C++
In computer programming, we use the if statement to run a block code only when a certain condition is met. An if statement can be followed by an optional else statement, which executes when the boolean expression is false. There are three forms of if...else statements in C++: • if statement, • if...else statement, • if...else if...else statement,
Syntax for If Statement in C++
if (condition) { // body of if statement }
The if statement evaluates the condition inside the parentheses ( ). If the condition evaluates to true, the code inside the body of if is executed. If the condition evaluates to false, the code inside the body of if is skipped.
Syntax for If...Else Statement
if (condition) { // block of code if condition is true } else { // block of code if condition is false }
The if..else statement evaluates the condition inside the parenthesis. If the condition evaluates true, the code inside the body of if is executed, the code inside the body of else is skipped from execution. If the condition evaluates false, the code inside the body of else is executed, the code inside the body of if is skipped from execution. The if...else statement is used to execute a block of code among two alternatives. However, if we need to make a choice between more than two alternatives, we use the if...else if...else statement.
Syntax for If...Else...Else If Statement in C++
if (condition1) { // code block 1 } else if (condition2){ // code block 2 } else { // code block 3 }
• If condition1 evaluates to true, the code block 1 is executed. • If condition1 evaluates to false, then condition2 is evaluated. • If condition2 is true, the code block 2 is executed. • If condition2 is false, the code block 3 is executed. There can be more than one else if statement but only one if and else statements. In C/C++ if-else-if ladder helps user decide from among multiple options. The C/C++ if statements are executed from the top down. As soon as one of the conditions controlling the if is true, the statement associated with that if is executed, and the rest of the C else-if ladder is bypassed. If none of the conditions is true, then the final else statement will be executed.
Syntax for If Else If Ladder in C++
if (condition) statement 1; else if (condition) statement 2; . . else statement;
Working of the if-else-if ladder: 1. Control falls into the if block. 2. The flow jumps to Condition 1. 3. Condition is tested. If Condition yields true, goto Step 4. If Condition yields false, goto Step 5. 4. The present block is executed. Goto Step 7. 5. The flow jumps to Condition 2. If Condition yields true, goto step 4. If Condition yields false, goto Step 6. 6. The flow jumps to Condition 3. If Condition yields true, goto step 4. If Condition yields false, execute else block. Goto Step 7. 7. Exits the if-else-if ladder. • The if else ladder statement in C++ programming language is used to check set of conditions in sequence. • This is useful when we want to selectively executes one code block(out of many) based on certain conditions. • It allows us to check for multiple condition expressions and execute different code blocks for more than two conditions. • A condition expression is tested only when all previous if conditions in if-else ladder is false. • If any of the conditional expression evaluates to true, then it will execute the corresponding code block and exits whole if-else ladder.
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/* If Else Statement in C++ Language */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main () { // local variable declaration: int a = 100; // check the boolean condition if( a < 20 ) { // if condition is true then print the following cout << "a is less than 20;" << endl; } else { // if condition is false then print the following cout << "a is not less than 20;" << endl; } cout << "value of a is : " << a << endl; return 0; }
If Else If Ladder in C/C++
The if...else statement executes two different codes depending upon whether the test expression is true or false. Sometimes, a choice has to be made from more than 2 possibilities. The if...else ladder allows you to check between multiple test expressions and execute different statements. In C/C++ if-else-if ladder helps user decide from among multiple options. The C/C++ if statements are executed from the top down. As soon as one of the conditions controlling the if is true, the statement associated with that if is executed, and the rest of the C else-if ladder is bypassed. If none of the conditions is true, then the final else statement will be executed.
Syntax of if...else Ladder in C++
if (Condition1) { Statement1; } else if(Condition2) { Statement2; } . . . else if(ConditionN) { StatementN; } else { Default_Statement; }
In the above syntax of if-else-if, if the Condition1 is TRUE then the Statement1 will be executed and control goes to next statement in the program following if-else-if ladder. If Condition1 is FALSE then Condition2 will be checked, if Condition2 is TRUE then Statement2 will be executed and control goes to next statement in the program following if-else-if ladder. Similarly, if Condition2 is FALSE then next condition will be checked and the process continues. If all the conditions in the if-else-if ladder are evaluated to FALSE, then Default_Statement will be executed.
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/* write a C program which demonstrate use of if-else-if ladder statement */ /* Program to Print Day Names using Else If Ladder in C++*/ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int day; cout << "Enter Day Number: "; cin >> day; cout << "Day is "; if (day == 1) cout << "Sunday" << endl; else if (day == 2) cout << "Monday" << endl; else if (day == 3) cout << "Tuesday" << endl; else if (day == 4) cout << "Wednesday" << endl; else if (day == 5) cout << "Thursday" << endl; else if (day == 6) cout << "Friday" << endl; else cout << "Saturday" << endl; return 0; }
Assignment Operators in C++
As the name already suggests, these operators help in assigning values to variables. These operators help us in allocating a particular value to the operands. The main simple assignment operator is '='. We have to be sure that both the left and right sides of the operator must have the same data type. We have different levels of operators. Assignment operators are used to assign the value, variable and function to another variable. Assignment operators in C are some of the C Programming Operator, which are useful to assign the values to the declared variables. Let's discuss the various types of the assignment operators such as =, +=, -=, /=, *= and %=. The following table lists the assignment operators supported by the C language:
=
Simple assignment operator. Assigns values from right side operands to left side operand
+=
Add AND assignment operator. It adds the right operand to the left operand and assign the result to the left operand.
-=
Subtract AND assignment operator. It subtracts the right operand from the left operand and assigns the result to the left operand.
*=
Multiply AND assignment operator. It multiplies the right operand with the left operand and assigns the result to the left operand.
/=
Divide AND assignment operator. It divides the left operand with the right operand and assigns the result to the left operand.
%=
Modulus AND assignment operator. It takes modulus using two operands and assigns the result to the left operand.
<<=
Left shift AND assignment operator.
>>=
Right shift AND assignment operator.
&=
Bitwise AND assignment operator.
^=
Bitwise exclusive OR and assignment operator.
|=
Bitwise inclusive OR and assignment operator.
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/* Assignment operators are used to assigning value to a variable. The left side operand of the assignment operator is a variable and right side operand of the assignment operator is a value. The value on the right side must be of the same data-type of the variable on the left side otherwise the compiler will raise an error. */ // C++ program to demonstrate working of Assignment operators #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { // Assigning value 10 to a // using "=" operator int a = 10; cout << "Value of a is "<<a<<"\n"; // Assigning value by adding 10 to a // using "+=" operator a += 10; cout << "Value of a is "<<a<<"\n"; // Assigning value by subtracting 10 from a // using "-=" operator a -= 10; cout << "Value of a is "<<a<<"\n"; // Assigning value by multiplying 10 to a // using "*=" operator a *= 10; cout << "Value of a is "<<a<<"\n"; // Assigning value by dividing 10 from a // using "/=" operator a /= 10; cout << "Value of a is "<<a<<"\n"; return 0; }
Pointers in C++ Language
The pointer in C++ language is a variable, it is also known as locator or indicator that points to an address of a value. In C++, a pointer refers to a variable that holds the address of another variable. Like regular variables, pointers have a data type. For example, a pointer of type integer can hold the address of a variable of type integer. A pointer of character type can hold the address of a variable of character type. You should see a pointer as a symbolic representation of a memory address. With pointers, programs can simulate call-by-reference. They can also create and manipulate dynamic data structures. In C++, a pointer variable refers to a variable pointing to a specific address in a memory pointed by another variable.
Syntax for Pointers in C++
int *ip; // pointer to an integer double *dp; // pointer to a double float *fp; // pointer to a float char *ch // pointer to character
• Pointer reduces the code and improves the performance, it is used to retrieving strings, trees etc. and used with arrays, structures and functions. • We can return multiple values from function using pointer. • It makes you able to access any memory location in the computer's memory. Dynamic memory allocation: In c language, we can dynamically allocate memory using malloc() and calloc() functions where pointer is used. Arrays, Functions and Structures: Pointers in C language are widely used in arrays, functions and structures. It reduces the code and improves the performance. & (ampersand sign): Address operator - Determine the address of a variable. * (asterisk sign): Indirection operator - Access the value of an address. The pointer in C++ language can be declared using * (asterisk symbol).
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/* pointer is a variable in C++ that holds the address of another variable */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main () { int var = 20; // actual variable declaration. int *ip; // pointer variable ip = &var; // store address of var in pointer variable cout << "Value of var variable: "; cout << var << endl; // print the address stored in ip pointer variable cout << "Address stored in ip variable: "; cout << ip << endl; // access the value at the address available in pointer cout << "Value of *ip variable: "; cout << *ip << endl; return 0; }
Structures in C++ Language
In C++, classes and structs are blueprints that are used to create the instance of a class. Structs are used for lightweight objects such as Rectangle, color, Point, etc. Unlike class, structs in C++ are value type than reference type. It is useful if you have data that is not intended to be modified after creation of struct. C++ Structure is a collection of different data types. It is similar to the class that holds different types of data.
Syntax for Structures in C++
struct structureName{ member1; member2; member3; . . . memberN; };
A structure is declared by preceding the struct keyword followed by the identifier(structure name). Inside the curly braces, we can declare the member variables of different types. Consider the following situation:
struct Teacher { char name[20]; int id; int age; }
In the above case, Teacher is a structure contains three variables name, id, and age. When the structure is declared, no memory is allocated. When the variable of a structure is created, then the memory is allocated. Let's understand this scenario. Structures in C++ can contain two types of members: • Data Member: These members are normal C++ variables. We can create a structure with variables of different data types in C++. • Member Functions: These members are normal C++ functions. Along with variables, we can also include functions inside a structure declaration. Structure variable can be defined as: Teacher s; Here, s is a structure variable of type Teacher. When the structure variable is created, the memory will be allocated. Teacher structure contains one char variable and two integer variable. Therefore, the memory for one char variable is 1 byte and two ints will be 2*4 = 8. The total memory occupied by the s variable is 9 byte. The variable of the structure can be accessed by simply using the instance of the structure followed by the dot (.) operator and then the field of the structure.
s.id = 4;
We are accessing the id field of the structure Teacher by using the dot(.) operator and assigns the value 4 to the id field. In C++, the struct keyword is optional before in declaration of a variable. In C, it is mandatory.
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/* Structure is a collection of variables of different data types under a single name. It is similar to a class in that, both holds a collecion of data of different data types. */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; struct Person { char name[50]; int age; float salary; }; int main() { Person p1; cout << "Enter Full name: "; cin.get(p1.name, 50); cout << "Enter age: "; cin >> p1.age; cout << "Enter salary: "; cin >> p1.salary; cout << "\nDisplaying Information." << endl; cout << "Name: " << p1.name << endl; cout <<"Age: " << p1.age << endl; cout << "Salary: " << p1.salary; return 0; }
Class Templates in C++
Templates are powerful features of C++ which allows us to write generic programs. Similar to function templates, we can use class templates to create a single class to work with different data types. Class templates come in handy as they can make our code shorter and more manageable. A class template starts with the keyword template followed by template parameter(s) inside <> which is followed by the class declaration.
Declaration for Class Template in C++
template <class T> class className { private: T var; ... .. ... public: T functionName(T arg); ... .. ... };
T
template argument
var
a member variable T is the template argument which is a placeholder for the data type used, and class is a keyword. Inside the class body, a member variable var and a member function functionName() are both of type T. Creating a class template object: Once we've declared and defined a class template, we can create its objects in other classes or functions (such as the main() function) with the following syntax:
className<dataType> classObject;
Defining a class member outside the class template: Suppose we need to define a function outside of the class template. We can do this with the following code:
template <class T> class ClassName { ... .. ... // Function prototype returnType functionName(); }; // Function definition template <class T> returnType ClassName<T>::functionName() { // code }
Notice that the code template <class T> is repeated while defining the function outside of the class. This is necessary and is part of the syntax. C++ class templates with multiple parameters: In C++, we can use multiple template parameters and even use default arguments for those parameters.
template <class T, class U, class V = int> class ClassName { private: T member1; U member2; V member3; ... .. ... public: ... .. ... };
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/* Templates are the foundation of generic programming, which involves writing code in a way that is independent of any particular type. A template is a blueprint or formula for creating a generic class or a function. */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; template <typename T> class Array { private: T *ptr; int size; public: Array(T arr[], int s); void print(); }; template <typename T> Array<T>::Array(T arr[], int s) { ptr = new T[s]; size = s; for(int i = 0; i < size; i++) ptr[i] = arr[i]; } template <typename T> void Array<T>::print() { for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) cout<<" "<<*(ptr + i); cout<<endl; } int main() { int arr[5] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}; Array<int> a(arr, 5); a.print(); return 0; }
Memory Management new Operator in C++
Allocate storage space. Default allocation functions (single-object form). A new operator is used to create the object while a delete operator is used to delete the object. When the object is created by using the new operator, then the object will exist until we explicitly use the delete operator to delete the object. Therefore, we can say that the lifetime of the object is not related to the block structure of the program.
Syntax for new Operator in C++
#include <new> //throwing (1) void* operator new (std::size_t size); //nothrow (2) void* operator new (std::size_t size, const std::nothrow_t& nothrow_value) noexcept; //placement (3) void* operator new (std::size_t size, void* ptr) noexcept;
size
Size in bytes of the requested memory block. This is the size of the type specifier in the new-expression when called automatically by such an expression. If this argument is zero, the function still returns a distinct non-null pointer on success (although dereferencing this pointer leads to undefined behavior). size_t is an integral type.
nothrow_value
The constant nothrow. This parameter is only used to distinguish it from the first version with an overloaded version. When the nothrow constant is passed as second parameter to operator new, operator new returns a null-pointer on failure instead of throwing a bad_alloc exception. nothrow_t is the type of constant nothrow.
ptr
A pointer to an already-allocated memory block of the proper size. If called by a new-expression, the object is initialized (or constructed) at this location. For the first and second versions, function returns a pointer to the newly allocated storage space. For the third version, ptr is returned. • (1) throwing allocation: Allocates size bytes of storage, suitably aligned to represent any object of that size, and returns a non-null pointer to the first byte of this block. On failure, it throws a bad_alloc exception. • (2) nothrow allocation: Same as above (1), except that on failure it returns a null pointer instead of throwing an exception. The default definition allocates memory by calling the the first version: ::operator new (size). If replaced, both the first and second versions shall return pointers with identical properties. • (3) placement: Simply returns ptr (no storage is allocated). Notice though that, if the function is called by a new-expression, the proper initialization will be performed (for class objects, this includes calling its default constructor). The default allocation and deallocation functions are special components of the standard library; They have the following unique properties: • Global: All three versions of operator new are declared in the global namespace, not within the std namespace. • Implicit: The allocating versions ((1) and (2)) are implicitly declared in every translation unit of a C++ program, no matter whether header <new> is included or not. • Replaceable: The allocating versions ((1) and (2)) are also replaceable: A program may provide its own definition that replaces the one provided by default to produce the result described above, or can overload it for specific types. If set_new_handler has been used to define a new_handler function, this new-handler function is called by the default definitions of the allocating versions ((1) and (2)) if they fail to allocate the requested storage. operator new can be called explicitly as a regular function, but in C++, new is an operator with a very specific behavior: An expression with the new operator, first calls function operator new (i.e., this function) with the size of its type specifier as first argument, and if this is successful, it then automatically initializes or constructs the object (if needed). Finally, the expression evaluates as a pointer to the appropriate type.
Data races
Modifies the storage referenced by the returned value. Calls to allocation and deallocation functions that reuse the same unit of storage shall occur in a single total order where each deallocation happens entirely before the next allocation. This shall also apply to the observable behavior of custom replacements for this function.
Exception safety
The first version (1) throws bad_alloc if it fails to allocate storage. Otherwise, it throws no exceptions (no-throw guarantee).
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/* C++ allows us to allocate the memory of a variable or an array in run time. This is known as dynamic memory allocation. The new operator denotes a request for memory allocation on the Free Store. If sufficient memory is available, new operator initializes the memory and returns the address of the newly allocated and initialized memory to the pointer variable. */ /* Allocate storage space by operator new */ // C++ program code example to illustrate dynamic allocation and deallocation of memory using new and delete #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main () { // Pointer initialization to null int* p = NULL; // Request memory for the variable // using new operator p = new(nothrow) int; if (!p) cout << "allocation of memory failed\n"; else { // Store value at allocated address *p = 29; cout << "Value of p: " << *p << endl; } // Request block of memory // using new operator float *r = new float(75.25); cout << "Value of r: " << *r << endl; // Request block of memory of size n int n = 5; int *q = new(nothrow) int[n]; if (!q) cout << "allocation of memory failed\n"; else { for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) q[i] = i+1; cout << "Value store in block of memory: "; for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) cout << q[i] << " "; } // freed the allocated memory delete p; delete r; // freed the block of allocated memory delete[] q; return 0; }
Function Templates in C++
A C++ template is a powerful feature added to C++. It allows you to define the generic classes and generic functions and thus provides support for generic programming. Generic programming is a technique where generic types are used as parameters in algorithms so that they can work for a variety of data types. We can define a template for a function. For example, if we have an add() function, we can create versions of the add function for adding the int, float or double type values.
Syntax for Function Templates in C++
template < class Ttype> ret_type func_name(parameter_list) { // body of function. }
Ttype
a placeholder name
class
specify a generic type Where Ttype: It is a placeholder name for a data type used by the function. It is used within the function definition. It is only a placeholder that the compiler will automatically replace this placeholder with the actual data type. class: A class keyword is used to specify a generic type in a template declaration. • Generic functions use the concept of a function template. Generic functions define a set of operations that can be applied to the various types of data. • The type of the data that the function will operate on depends on the type of the data passed as a parameter. • For example, Quick sorting algorithm is implemented using a generic function, it can be implemented to an array of integers or array of floats. • A Generic function is created by using the keyword template. The template defines what function will do. Function templates with multiple parameters: We can use more than one generic type in the template function by using the comma to separate the list.
template<class T1, class T2,.....> return_type function_name (arguments of type T1, T2....) { // body of function. }
Overloading a function template: We can overload the generic function means that the overloaded template functions can differ in the parameter list. Generic functions perform the same operation for all the versions of a function except the data type differs.
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/* function templates in C++ language */ /* adding two numbers using function templates */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; template <typename T> T add(T num1, T num2) { return (num1 + num2); } int main() { int result1; double result2; // calling with int parameters result1 = add<int>(2, 3); cout << "2 + 3 = " << result1 << endl; // calling with double parameters result2 = add<double>(2.2, 3.3); cout << "2.2 + 3.3 = " << result2 << 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; }


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