Re: search algorithm
Anyone ever do something similar to the following in C++?
I need to create a database that has a fairly long key. Consider the
key a bitstring. My problem is that this key also has an associated
mask. All bits that we "care" about in the key have a mask value of
'1' while the don't care bits are marked with a zero.
Basically I want to simulate the operation of a ternary CAM in
software in a semi efficient manner. I have a few other databases I
use a hash_map<> for which works just fine... but the introduction of
a "don't care" mask eliminates this as a possibility.
For example let's assume the key/mask is 32 bits. If I have the
following in my database:
Should match a key such as 0xA0A00007 (the lookup does not specify a
A search solution that returns more than 1 match is possible....
similar to a partial match for a string.
Anyway... anyone ever do anthing similar and if so what was your
I would ask in a database newsgroup or in 'comp.programming' (where
general algorithm discussions belong). The solution is not likely C++
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