ManuelSchneid3r ManuelSchneid3r - 19 days ago 15
C++ Question

How to delete arbitrary objects in repeated field? (protobuf)

I have some entries in the repeated field in my proto. Now I want delete some of them. How can I accomplish this? There is a function to delete the last element, but I want to delete arbitrary elements. I cant just swap them because the order is important.

I could swap with next until end, but isn't there a nicer solution?

Answer

According to the API docs, there isn't a way to arbitrarily remove an element from within a repeated field, just a way to remove the last one.

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We don't provide a way to remove any element other than the last because it invites inefficient use, such as O(n^2) filtering loops that should have been O(n). If you want to remove an element other than the last, the best way to do it is to re-arrange the elements so that the one you want removed is at the end, then call RemoveLast()
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