troubleshooting Question

why use typedef vector<string> std_vec;

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Hello experts,
I used to program in Java, and now i am doing c++ programming. I have the following code
...
typedef vector<string> my_vec;

void read(const char* fileName, my_vec& my_vec)
{
...
}

Here i do not understand why it does not directly use std::vector for function read()? I tried this
void read(const char* fileName, vector& my_vec)
{
...
}
It gave me a compile error. Could anyone explain why?
Regards,
Alison
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