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C++20 STL Cookbook

By : Bill Weinman
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C++20 STL Cookbook

By: Bill Weinman

Overview of this book

Fast, efficient, and flexible, the C++ programming language has come a long way and is used in every area of the industry to solve many problems. The latest version C++20 will see programmers change the way they code as it brings a whole array of features enabling the quick deployment of applications. This book will get you up and running with using the STL in the best way possible. Beginning with new language features in C++20, this book will help you understand the language's mechanics and library features and offer insights into how they work. Unlike other books, the C++20 STL Cookbook takes an implementation-specific, problem-solution approach that will help you overcome hurdles quickly. You'll learn core STL concepts, such as containers, algorithms, utility classes, lambda expressions, iterators, and more, while working on real-world recipes. This book is a reference guide for using the C++ STL with its latest capabilities and exploring the cutting-edge features in functional programming and lambda expressions. By the end of the book C++20 book, you'll be able to leverage the latest C++ features and save time and effort while solving tasks elegantly using the STL.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Use mapped lambdas for a jump table

A jump table is a useful pattern when you want to select an action from a user or other input. Jump tables are often implemented in if/else or switch structures. In this recipe, we'll build a concise jump table using only an STL map and anonymous lambdas.

How to do it…

It's easy to build a simple jump table from a map and lambdas. The map provides simple indexed navigation and the lambda can be stored as payload. Here's how to do it:

  • First, we'll create a simple prompt() function to get input from the console:
    const char prompt(const char * p) {
        std::string r;
        cout << format("{} > ", p);
        std::getline(cin, r, '\n');
        if(r.size() < 1) return '\0';
        if(r.size() > 1) {
            cout << "Response too long...