Could someone give me the best way to hold lots of data that needs to be scanned through and found quickly?
Befor i started C++ i mostly used INI files to hold the data. It is fairly efficient (to me atleast lol) and easy to maintain. However i have no idea how to do such a thing. I am just starting to move beyond Refrences and head into advanced functions, more indepth OOP, templates, ect. (In my 21 Days Book.) And i was really hoping to get some practical coding in, however i need to be able to store data.
Creating all my data in the .cpp file as big ass variables just doesent work for me, nor is the way to do it lol.
So can someone explain a bit and give me some links if possible to the best data control methodology? Like INI, or whatever.
Also if possible a way to find specific characters in a string would be cool too, but by far the above subject is more important. Thanks!