I've been working on implementing some data structure, and the following question crossed my mind:
In terms of performance, is it better to use STL functions in my class or write them from scratch? For example, if I have a vector and I need to find it's prefix sum, do I write a typical for-loop or use the partial_sum function is the "numeric" library. (This is not my only problem but just an example to explain my question)
In terms of readability I have no doubts that STL is more convenient, but I'm not sure about performance.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you :)