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I need data structure advice

Nikos Stavros
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 243

Hello, I want some advice on how to organise this.

I have 8 channels, each channel has 300 toggle points, each toggle points has 7 bytes of data. I was thinking of doing this

or alternatively creating a class called togglePoint and creating lots of instances of this.

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Mr. C Lamont Gilbert
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
Posts: 1170

Create the class version.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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I agree with C. Lamont - with the other version you build many more objects than necessary. The only time the byte[][][] would be preferable would be if the data was quite sparse and irregular in data size.
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