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multiset key_comp() function in C++ STL
  • Last Updated : 30 Oct, 2018

The std::multiset::key_comp() is an inbuilt function in C++ STL which returns a copy of the comparison object used by the container. By default, this is a less object, which returns the same as operator ‘<'.It is a function pointer or a function object which takes two arguments of the same type as the container elements and returns true if the first argument is considered to go before the second in the strict weak ordering it defines or false otherwise. Two keys are considered equivalent if key_comp returns false reflexively (i.e., no matter the order in which the keys are passed as arguments).

Syntax:

key_compare multiset_name.key_comp();

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return Values: The function returns a copy of the comparison object used by the container.

Below examples illustrate the multiset::key_comp() method:



Example 1 :




// C++ program to illustrate the
// multiset::key_comp() function
  
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
int main()
{
  
    // Creating a multiset named m;
    multiset<int> m;
  
    multiset<int>::key_compare
        comp
        = m.key_comp();
  
    // Inserting elements into multiset
    m.insert(10);
    m.insert(20);
    m.insert(30);
    m.insert(40);
  
    cout << "Multiset has the elements\n";
  
    // Store key value of last element
    int highest = *m.rbegin();
  
    // initializing the iterator
    multiset<int>::iterator it = m.begin();
  
    // printing elements of all multiset
    do {
  
        cout << " " << *it;
  
    } while (comp(*it++, highest));
  
    return 0;
}
Output:
Multiset has the elements
 10 20 30 40

Example 2 :




// C++ program to illustrate the
// multiset::key_comp() function
  
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
int main()
{
  
    // Creating a multiset named m;
    multiset<int> m;
  
    multiset<int>::key_compare
        comp
        = m.key_comp();
  
    // Inserting elements into multiset
    m.insert(100);
    m.insert(200);
    m.insert(300);
    m.insert(400);
  
    cout << "Multiset has the elements\n";
  
    // Store key value of last element
    int highest = *m.rbegin();
  
    // initializing the iterator
    multiset<int>::iterator it = m.begin();
  
    // printing elements of all multiset
    do {
  
        cout << " " << *it;
  
    } while (comp(*it++, highest));
  
    return 0;
}
Output:
Multiset has the elements
 100 200 300 400
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