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C++ Primer Plus by Stephen Prata

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More Array Function Examples

When you choose to use an array to represent data, you are making a design decision. But design decisions should go beyond how data is stored; they should also involve how the data is used. Often you’ll find it profitable to write specific functions to handle specific data operations. (The profits here include increased program reliability, ease of modification, and ease of debugging.) Also when you begin integrating storage properties with operations when you think about a program, you are taking an important step toward the OOP mind-set; that, too, might prove profitable in the future.

Let’s examine a simple case. Suppose you want to use an array to keep track of the dollar values of your real estate. (If necessary, ...

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