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std::ranges::min

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Defined in header <algorithm>
Call signature
template< class T, class Proj = std::identity,

          std::indirect_strict_weak_order<
              std::projected<const T*, Proj>> Comp = ranges::less >
constexpr const T&

    min( const T& a, const T& b, Comp comp = {}, Proj proj = {} );
(1) (since C++20)
template< std::copyable T, class Proj = std::identity,

          std::indirect_strict_weak_order<
              std::projected<const T*, Proj>> Comp = ranges::less >
constexpr T

    min( std::initializer_list<T> r, Comp comp = {}, Proj proj = {} );
(2) (since C++20)
template< ranges::input_range R, class Proj = std::identity,

          std::indirect_strict_weak_order<
              std::projected<ranges::iterator_t<R>, Proj>> Comp = ranges::less >
requires std::indirectly_copyable_storable<ranges::iterator_t<R>,
                                           ranges::range_value_t<R>*>
constexpr ranges::range_value_t<R>

    min( R&& r, Comp comp = {}, Proj proj = {} );
(3) (since C++20)

Returns the smaller of the given projected elements.

1) Returns the smaller of a and b.
2) Returns the first smallest element in the initializer list r.
3) Returns the first smallest value in the range r.

The function-like entities described on this page are niebloids, that is:

In practice, they may be implemented as function objects, or with special compiler extensions.

Contents

[edit] Parameters

a, b - the values to compare
r - the range of values to compare
comp - comparison to apply to the projected elements
proj - projection to apply to the elements

[edit] Return value

1) The smaller of a and b, according to the projection. If they are equivalent, returns a.
2,3) The smallest element in r, according to the projection. If several values are equivalent to the smallest, returns the leftmost one. If the range is empty (as determined by ranges::distance(r)), the behavior is undefined.

[edit] Complexity

1) Exactly one comparison.
2,3) Exactly ranges::distance(r) - 1 comparisons.

[edit] Possible implementation

struct min_fn
{
    template<class T, class Proj = std::identity,
             std::indirect_strict_weak_order<
                 std::projected<const T*, Proj>> Comp = ranges::less>
    constexpr
    const T& operator()(const T& a, const T& b, Comp comp = {}, Proj proj = {}) const
    {
        return std::invoke(comp, std::invoke(proj, b), std::invoke(proj, a)) ? b : a;
    }
 
    template<std::copyable T, class Proj = std::identity,
             std::indirect_strict_weak_order<
                 std::projected<const T*, Proj>> Comp = ranges::less>
    constexpr
    T operator()(std::initializer_list<T> r, Comp comp = {}, Proj proj = {}) const
    {
        return *ranges::min_element(r, std::ref(comp), std::ref(proj));
    }
 
    template<ranges::input_range R, class Proj = std::identity,
             std::indirect_strict_weak_order<
                  std::projected<ranges::iterator_t<R>, Proj>> Comp = ranges::less>
    requires std::indirectly_copyable_storable<ranges::iterator_t<R>,
                                               ranges::range_value_t<R>*>
    constexpr
    ranges::range_value_t<R> operator()(R&& r, Comp comp = {}, Proj proj = {}) const
    {
        using V = ranges::range_value_t<R>;
        if constexpr (ranges::forward_range<R>)
            return
                static_cast<V>(*ranges::min_element(r, std::ref(comp), std::ref(proj)));
        else
        {
            auto i = ranges::begin(r);
            auto s = ranges::end(r);
            V m(*i);
            while (++i != s)
                if (std::invoke(comp, std::invoke(proj, *i), std::invoke(proj, m)))
                    m = *i;
            return m;
        }
    }
};
 
inline constexpr min_fn min;

[edit] Notes

Capturing the result of std::ranges::min by reference produces a dangling reference if one of the parameters is a temporary and that parameter is returned:

int n = -1;
const int& r = std::ranges::min(n + 2, n * 2); // r is dangling

[edit] Example

#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>
#include <string>
 
int main()
{
    namespace ranges = std::ranges;
    using namespace std::string_view_literals;
 
    std::cout << "smaller of 1 and 9999: " << ranges::min(1, 9999) << '\n'
              << "smaller of 'a', and 'b': '" << ranges::min('a', 'b') << "'\n"
              << "shortest of \"foo\", \"bar\", and \"hello\": \""
              << ranges::min({"foo"sv, "bar"sv, "hello"sv}, {},
                             &std::string_view::size) << "\"\n";
}

Output:

smaller of 1 and 9999: 1
smaller of 'a', and 'b': 'a'
shortest of "foo", "bar", and "hello": "foo"

[edit] See also

returns the greater of the given values
(niebloid)[edit]
returns the smaller and larger of two elements
(niebloid)[edit]
returns the smallest element in a range
(niebloid)[edit]
clamps a value between a pair of boundary values
(niebloid)[edit]
returns the smaller of the given values
(function template) [edit]