Re: struct containing vector?

cerr <>
Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:31:57 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 1, 8:45 am, cerr <> wrote:

Hi There,

I have a little issue going here:
I have a xml configuration file that looks kinda like this:
Now there could be various <PID> tags as well as each <PID> would
likely have multiple <DESTNO> tags.
How do I store this best in my app?
I thoughtr I'd declare a struct like this:
struct structPID
        string strBcast;
        string strDescription;
        vector<int> Dest;};

and just extend the array when there's more PIDs in that file.
But when I read out the file i'm using my xml parser and i thought i'd
do something like this:
//i_PIDlist is the pointer to a variable decalred private in class
bool PIDClient::readPIDConfig(string Configfile, vector<structPID>
    RSXMLParser xmlPIDData(Configfile,


    if (!xmlPIDData.IsDataGood()) {
        OUTPUT(std::cerr << "Document " << conf->
                         intersectionDataFile <=

< " is not parsed

        return false;

    string strPID = xmlPIDData.GetNodeData("PID"); //PID
    while (strPID.size() > 0) {
        RSXMLParser xmlPID(strPID); =

      //PID details

        structPID tmpPID;



        string strDest = xmlPIDData.GetNodeData("DESTINATION");
        while(strDest.size() > 0) {
          RSXMLParser xmlPIDDest(strDest);
        //delete tmpPID;

        strPID = xmlPIDData.GetNext();

    return true;}

But there's two problems i'm seeing just right out of the bat:
If the outer while loop goes twice, how would tmpPID be re-declared?
I thought about declaring it on the heap and then calling delete in
the end of the funtion before it loops around but even then,
I would do a i_PIDlist->push_back(tmpPID) and it woudl push on a
pionter that gets ereased soon after...

Thanks for a little help and guidance here.



I think I've figured out how I can do it:
How about this?

    while (strPID.size() > 0) {
        RSXMLParser xmlPID(strPID); //PID details
        structPID *tmpPID = new structPID;


    string strDest = xmlPIDData.GetNodeData("DESTINATION");
    while(strDest.size() > 0) {
      RSXMLParser xmlPIDDest(strDest);
    delete tmpPID;

        strPID = xmlPIDData.GetNext();

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