Re: What to do after the creation of an object with a factory?

Carl Barron <>
27 Nov 2006 00:56:55 -0500
In article <>,
Craig Scott <> wrote:

Well, it doesn't look very manageable to have 15 similar attributes
in a class.
In case that they are not frequently used, you can write instead:

   // in the class definition
   std::map<std::string,std::string> data;
  ...[p->first] = p->second;

Since the number and name of each variable doesn't change, you could
also use the faster approach of storing the data in a sorted vector and
using std::binary_search to access them. This would be a bit faster
than std::map, although maybe it would not be a huge difference for an
array this small.

    std::lower_bound and test result, not std::binary_search, unless
you only want to query existance. Further it is likey that an array of
string is going to be at least as fast as a vector with a fixed at
runtime size, It is as good as any other C++ way, and probably the
as there is less room to miss an optimization.

    class SpecialShape:public Shape
       std::string data['n'-'a'+1];
       std:;string & getData(ch x) {return data[x-'a'];}
       // ...

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