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map max_size() in C++ STL

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 10 Jul, 2018

The map::max_size() is a built-in function in C++ STL which returns the maximum number of elements a map container can hold.

Syntax:

map_name.max_size()

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: This function returns the maximum number of elements a map container can hold.




// C++ program to illustrate
// map::max_size()
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
int main()
{
  
    // initialize container
    map<int, int> mp1, mp2;
    mp1.insert({ 1, 2 });
  
    // max size of Non-empty map
    cout << "The max size of mp1 is " << mp1.max_size();
  
    // max size of Empty-map
    cout << "\nThe max size of mp2 is " << mp2.max_size();
    return 0;
}
Output:
The max size of mp1 is 461168601842738790
The max size of mp2 is 461168601842738790
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