Originally Posted by jps
Yeah, I wasn't explaining the whole process in the post but I understand I need to make sure both ends are pointing to the right places. I am a first year CS student and finished a intro to data structures class last semester. This project was in the first chapter (I'm just going through the book again over the summer to reinforce topics and practice) and was basically step by step and originally wanted me to use arrays (linked lists and different data types aren't covered for a few more chapters). As I was getting farther into the program it hit me that I might be able to use some of the ADTs that I learned. So I didn't really plan it out, just followed the book. I'll start looking farther ahead.
Originally Posted by helloworld922
I'll look into the map a little more, we didn't cover it in the intro class but it is looking like a nice alternative. Thanks for the suggestions guys!