C ++ vector adding elements efficiently


Suppose I have the following code:

#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
using namespace std;

class X {
  int x[1000];
  X(int y) { for (int i = 0; i < 1000; i++) x[i] = y; }

int main() {
  vector<X> v;
  X x0(0);
  X x1(1);
  X x2(2);
  cout << v[2].x[33] << endl;
  return 0;

If I understand correctly, in my code, I am allocating memory on the stack for x0, x1 and x2, then copying those contents onto memory allocated for me by vector. Furthermore, as far as I understand, move semantics can't help here because it's not exactly like X is holding a pointer to resource located somewhere else.

Is it possible for me to directly call the constructor on the raw memory block allocated for me by vector? If not, what would be the proper way to handle situations like these?

You need to use C++11's emplace_back.


Also, if you're concerned about excess copies/moves, try starting with v.reserve(3).