# Collections - Insertion Point

Venkat Sidh

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posted 10 years ago

From K & B,

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.

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.