I've been doing research on data structures but I just can't really wrap my head around what they are. I'm thinking classes, enums, structs are data structures; but then I also see linked lists and queus, etc that I don't understand either. Could anyone tell me what they are, what they're used for, why are they so important, why do I keep hearing about them, are they good for game programming? This would be very helpful thank you!
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AStually classes and enums and structs allow the user to create their own variable types so we aren't restricted to using just native types (sometimes called plain old data types) like int, long, double, char, etc. Data structures are variables that can hold multiple examples of the same type. Arrays …
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