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What's the best way to create an associative array in C?

Hello

I want to create a lookup table where I can store string keys:

For example:

192.168.0.1 -> Purple
192.168.0.2 -> Blue
192.168.0.3 -> Red

The first field are IP addresses - but basically a text string. The
colour - eg Purple, Blue or Red is the value associated with the IP address
(sort of the key).

Angus Comber
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Nov 14 '05
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Groovy hepcat Angus Comber was jivin' on Mon, 2 Feb 2004 23:07:15
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What's the best way to create an associative array in C?'s a cool
scene! Dig it!
I want to create a lookup table where I can store string keys:
For example:

192.168.0.1 -> Purple
192.168.0.2 -> Blue
192.168.0.3 -> Red

The first field are IP addresses - but basically a text string. The
colour - eg Purple, Blue or Red is the value associated with the IP address
(sort of the key).


And your C question is...?
(P. S.: I hate all those posts that just say something like "And
your C question is...?" However, sometimes I find that they are rather
approriate.)

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Nov 14 '05 #11
Angus Comber wrote:
You mentioned bsearch() ? What is that?


http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=bsearch

Nov 14 '05 #12

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