What's the point of static arrays ?
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Thu Jul 9 12:12:06 UTC 2020
+ The size is known at compile time.
- Can neither grow nor shrink them
- Can't append elements
- Can't remove elements
- Can't slice them
- Can't range them
- Assignment copies the whole array, as in int a; auto b = a;
- Size is limited by stack
- Stack overflow issues
Some of the cons could be considered a feature.
Also GC but it's possible to make a dynamic array implementation
which avoids the GC.
I'm not considering supposed performance benefits/penalties
because these need to be profiled.
Considering the many downsides why would I ever want to choose a
static over a dynamic array ?
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