Thread: Generic data structures - C

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    Generic data structures - C

    Hey all!

    On Friday I'm taking my final exam on C before we continue to the second half of the course on C++.

    There will be like 6 questions in the exam, where one of them is writing an entire code.
    We are told that we should go through generic data structures, so I believe there will be some coding question implementing generic data structure.

    I didn't find a lot of good and complete examples of generic data structures in C, so maybe someone here can give me a good reference to generic data structure implementations.

    Thank you.

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    C doesn't have the kind of support C++ has for generic data structures. templates in C++ are a very, very, very powerful tool for generic implementations.
    I googled and tried to find something good enough but I haven't gone through it completely. Just glanced through as I need to study for my Chemistry Pre-boards this week, these seemed good but idk for sure.

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    @Zeus, perhaps if you don't know anything about a topic you can just shut the f up? He can use google himself.

    At any rate, in C "generic data structure" can mean a couple of different things. It can be a struct that is created with a macro that adds in the types to the actual source code, or it can use void* to point to an object of arbitrary type. Which are you talking about?
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    Zeus - Thanks, I'll go through it - exploring the relevance of each.
    John - The second approach - they expect us to be able to use void pointers, creating by them some generic functions, data structures, etc...

    Thank you guys.

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    > He can use google himself.

    Damn, why you so salty most of the time?

    He mentions "I didn't find a lot of good and complete examples of generic data structures in C, so maybe someone here can give me a good reference to generic data structure implementations.". Don't blame me, I know what generic refers to in C++ and there's only one way in which I've learnt it. You may be more experienced but that doesn't mean what I'm trying to do is wrong. Perhaps, you can shut the f up and learn to acknowledge that it takes a decent amount of time for different people to learn most, if not all, about the language.
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