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    Array Help

    Ok I made a game which I want to store results of user input in a array and reads it later in the program except I have no idea how many time the user is going to use the game in one sitting so I have no way to make an array to acomidate this problem.

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    a few suggestions.

    1. linked list
    2. std::vector
    3. resize and copy your own dynamic array
    4. use a file instead.
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    std::vector seems like the best option.
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    ummm....

    I have no idea what std::vector is????
    I would use a file but accessing a file many times in like3 4 seconds would be really slow though wouldn't it?

    >>resize and copy your own dynamic array

    is that overly hard? it sounds like my best option because I haven't much experince with linked lists.

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    pretty easy.

    -fill in new pointer with new size
    -memcpy the data from the old array to the new one
    -fill in the new element
    -delete the old array
    -put the new array in the original pointer

    bang! you've resized
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    nice

    thanxs all
    Jeff Paddon
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