I already posted this question on SO and it did ok. It was unfortunately closed though(only needs one vote to reopen) but someone suggested I post it on here as it is a better fit so the following is ...
This question got rather a freezing reception at SO, so I decided to delete it there and try here instead. If you think it does not fit here either, please at least leave a comment on suggestion how ...
In the C++ STL, priority_queue (heap) can be used with any underlying container, such as a deque. How does the implementation stay O(log n) if deques don't swap an item in index a with index b in ...
Most programs can be quite casual about heap allocation, even to the extent that functional programming languages prefer to allocate new objects than modify old ones, and let the garbage collector ...