Re: How do I use this typedef in a vector?

John Harrison <>
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 06:58:46 GMT
<GO2gi.2974$> wrote:

Basically, how do I do this? If there is no legal way to do what I
want, why not? It seems very logical.
I want the array as a typedef for elegance and so I can do
treasury.front()[0] or treasury[0][0]

typedef int taxTable[8];//the type taxTable should be 8 ints
int size = sizeof(taxTable);//32, shows the array is working ok
taxTable taxes;
std::vector<taxTable> treasury;

//error C2440: 'initializing' : cannot convert
//from 'const int [8]' to 'taxTable '

//error C2440: '<function-style-cast>' :
//cannot convert from 'int' to 'taxTable '

It's logical but unfortunately arrays are not logical in C/C++, never
have been. For instance you cannot have any array type as a parameter in

You can do close to what you want however

struct taxTable
    int& operator[](size_t i) { return data[i]; }
    int operator[](size_t i) const { return data[i]; }
    int data[8];

std::vector<taxTable> treasury;

Add whatever other methods you need to taxTable and you'll get pretty close.


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