ericsoco ericsoco - 1 year ago 105
C++ Question

ArrayList-style indexOf for std::vector in c++?

i'm coming into C++ from Java, and have a common design situation in which i have an element (a non-primitive) that i'd like to remove from a std::vector.

in Java, i'd write something like:

in C++, with a std::vector, what's the best / most performant / cleanest way of doing this?

the best thing i can think of is to create a reference to the instance i'm searching for, and then iterate through the vector until i find that reference. essentially, to compare the memory address of each element in the vector with the reference until i get a match.

am i on the right track? or is there a better way of doing this? (perhaps using a different std container, i've only used std::vector so far.)

Answer Source
#include <algorithm>

std::vector<Foo>::iterator it = std::find(vec.begin(), vec.end(), foo_2b_found);
if (it != vec.end()) vec.erase(it);
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