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multimap::key_comp

Retrieves a copy of the comparison object used to order keys in a multimap.

key_compare key_comp( ) const;

Return Value

Returns the function object that a multimap uses to order its elements.

Remarks

The stored object defines the member function

bool operator(const Key& x, const Key& y);

which returns true if x strictly precedes y in the sort order.

Example

// multimap_key_comp.cpp
// compile with: /EHsc
#include <map>
#include <iostream>

int main( )
{
   using namespace std;
   
   multimap <int, int, less<int> > m1;
   multimap <int, int, less<int> >::key_compare kc1 = m1.key_comp( ) ;
   bool result1 = kc1( 2, 3 ) ;
   if( result1 == true )   
   {
      cout << "kc1( 2,3 ) returns value of true, "
           << "where kc1 is the function object of m1."
           << endl;
   }
   else   
   {
      cout << "kc1( 2,3 ) returns value of false "
           << "where kc1 is the function object of m1."
           << endl;
   }

   multimap <int, int, greater<int> > m2;
   multimap <int, int, greater<int> >::key_compare kc2 = m2.key_comp( );
   bool result2 = kc2( 2, 3 ) ;
   if( result2 == true )   
   {
      cout << "kc2( 2,3 ) returns value of true, "
           << "where kc2 is the function object of m2."
           << endl;
   }
   else   
   {
      cout << "kc2( 2,3 ) returns value of false, "
           << "where kc2 is the function object of m2."
           << endl;
   }
}

Output

kc1( 2,3 ) returns value of true, where kc1 is the function object of m1.
kc2( 2,3 ) returns value of false, where kc2 is the function object of m2.

See Also

multimap Class | multimap Members

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