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Working with vectors
Remove multiple items from a vector
We looked already at the Erase-Remove Idiom in the Januar 2016 Meeting. The Erase-Remove Idiom is considered the correct way of removing multiple items from a standard library container.
Deleting items from an unsorted vector in O(1)
Deleting an element from the middle of an
std::vector with the Erase-Remove idiom takes O(n), because the resulting gap must be filled by moving all the items after the gap to the left.
This might be expensive if the items are complex and/or very large. If preserving the order of the items is not important, the deletion can be optimized.
Keep std::vector sorted
Sometimes you want a sorted vector to be still sorted after insertion of an element. Try to implement a sorted insertion.