Lexicographical concatenation of all substrings of a string

Given a string, find concatenation of all substrings in lexicographic order.

Examples:

Input : s = “abc”
Output : aababcbbcc
The substrings of s in lexicographic order are “a”, “b”, “c”, “ab”, “abc”, “bc”. Concatenation of substrings is “a”+”ab”+”abc”+”b”+”bc”+”c” = “aababcbbcc”.

Input : s = “cba”
Output : abbaccbcba



1. Find all the substrings of string and store it in a string array. The size of array would be n*(n+1)/2 where n is length of input string.
2. Sort the string array to make them all in lexicographical order.
3. Concatenate the strings of string array in another empty string.

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// CPP Program to create concatenation of all
// substrings in lexicographic order.
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
string lexicographicSubConcat(string s)
{
    int n = s.length();
  
    // Creating an array to store substrings
    int sub_count = n*(n+1)/2;
    string arr[sub_count];     
  
    // finding all substrings of string
    int index = 0;
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) 
        for (int len = 1; len <= n - i; len++) 
            arr[index++] = s.substr(i, len);
      
    // Sort all substrings in lexicographic
    // order
    sort(arr, arr + sub_count); 
  
    // Concatenating all substrings
    string res = "";
    for (int i = 0; i < sub_count; i++) 
        res += arr[i];     
          
    return res;    
}
  
int main()
{
    string s = "cba"
    cout << lexicographicSubConcat(s);
    return 0;

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Output:

aababcbbcc


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