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Collections - Insertion Point

Venkat Sidh
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 61
From K & B,

Since 0 is a valid
result for a successful search, the first available insertion point is -1. Therefore,
the actual insertion point is represented as (-(insertion point) -1). For
instance, if the insertion point of a search is at element 2, the actual insertion
point returned will be -3.


does it mean to say if I'm searching for String "c" in the following array




insertion point would be 2 since "c" is not present in array and the actual insertion point returned will be -3. Is it correct. Thanks.
Anderson Souza
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Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 3
Hi,

You are absolutely right.

Cheers
Venkat Sidh
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 61
Hi,

What's difference between insertion point and actual insertion point and where are they used.

Thanks.
 
 
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