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C++ named requirements: UnorderedAssociativeContainer

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Unordered associative containers are Containers that provide fast lookup of objects based on keys. Worst case complexity is linear but on average much faster for most of the operations.

Unordered associative containers are parametrized by Key; Hash, a Hash function object which acts as hash function on Key; and Pred, a BinaryPredicate evaluating equivalence between Keys. std::unordered_map and std::unordered_multimap also have a mapped type T associated with the Key.

If two Keys are equal according to Pred, Hash must return the same value for both keys.

If Hash::transparent_key_equal exists and names a type, then Hash::transparent_key_equal::is_transparent must be valid and name a type, and Pred must be either Hash::transparent_key_equal, or std::equal_to<Key> (the program is ill-formed otherwise).

When this is the case, member functions find, contains, count, and equal_range accept arguments of types other than Key and expect that Hash is callable with values of those types, and that Hash::transparent_key_equal is a transparent comparison function such as std::equal_to<>.

(since C++20)

std::unordered_map and std::unordered_set can contain at most one element with a given key, std::unordered_multiset and std::unordered_multimap instead can have multiple elements with the same key (which must always be adjacent on iterations).

For std::unordered_set and std::unordered_multiset the value type is the same as the key type and both iterator and const_iterator are constant iterators. For std::unordered_map and std::unordered_multimap the value type is std::pair<const Key, T>.

Elements in an unordered associative container are organized into buckets, keys with the same hash will end up in the same bucket. The number of buckets is increased when the size of the container increases to keep the average number of elements in each bucket under a certain value.

Rehashing invalidates iterator and might cause the elements to be re-arranged in different buckets but it doesn't invalidate references to the elements.

Unordered associative containers meet the requirements of AllocatorAwareContainer. For std::unordered_map and std::unordered_multimap the requirements of value_type in AllocatorAwareContainer apply to key_type and mapped_type (not to value_type).

[edit] Requirements

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X Container type
a Object of type X
b const Object of type X
a_uniq Object in X when X supports unique keys
a_eq Object in X when X supports multiple equivalent keys
i, j InputIterators denoting a valid range
p, q2 valid const_iterator to a
q, q1 dereferenceable const_iterator to a denoting a valid range
il Object of std::initializer_list<X::value_type>
t Object of type X::value_type
k Object of type X::key_type
hf const Object of type X::hasher
eq const Object of type X::key_equal
n Value of type X::size_type
z Value of type float


expression return type pre/requirements post/effects complexity
X::key_type Key compile time
X::mapped_type T std::unordered_map and std::unordered_multimap only compile time
X::value_type Key std::unordered_set and std::unordered_multiset only. Erasable in X compile time
X::value_type std::pair<const Key, T> std::unordered_map and std::unordered_multimap only. Erasable in X compile time
X::hasher Hash Hash compile time
X::key_equal
Pred (until C++20)
Hash::transparent_key_equal if it's valid and names a type, Pred otherwise (since C++20)
BinaryPredicate taking two arguments of type Key and expressing an equivalence relation. compile time
X::local_iterator An Iterator whose category and types are the same as X::iterator Can be used to iterate through a single bucket compile time
X::const_local_iterator An Iterator whose category and types are the same as X::const_iterator Can be used to iterate through a single bucket compile time
X(n,hf,eq) X hasher and key_equal CopyConstructible Constructs an empty container with at least n buckets, using the given hash function and equality predicate linear in n
X(n,hf) X hasher CopyConstructible, key_equal DefaultConstructible Constructs an empty container with at least n buckets, using the given hash function and key_equal() as equality predicate linear in n
X(n) X hasher and key_equal DefaultConstructible Constructs an empty container with at least n buckets, using hasher() as hash function and key_equal() as equality predicate linear in n
X() X hasher and key_equal DefaultConstructible Constructs an empty container with an unspecified number of buckets, using hasher() as hash function and key_equal() as equality predicate constant
X(i,j,n,hf,eq) X hasher and key_equal CopyConstructible, value_type EmplaceConstructible into X from *i Constructs an empty container with at least n buckets, using the given hash function and equality predicate, and inserts elements from [i,j) into it. average linear, worst quadratin (on the distance between i and j)
X(i,j,n,hf) X key_equal DefaultConstructible As above, with eq=key_equal() see above
X(i,j,n) X hasher DefaultConstructible As above, with hf=hasher() see above
X(i,j) X As above, with an unspecified number of buckets see above
X(il) X X(il.begin(),il.end() see above
X(il,n) X X(il.begin(),il.end(),n see above
X(il,n,hf) X X(il.begin(),il.end(),n,hf see above
X(il,n,hf,eq) X X(il.begin(),il.end(),n,hf,eq see above
X(b) X Copy constructors, also copies the hash function, predicate and maximum load factor average linear, worst quadratic (in b.size())
a = b X& Copy assignment, also copies the hash function, predicate and maximum load factor average linear, worst quadratic (in b.size())
a = il X& value_type CopyAssignable and CopyInsertable into X a = X(il) see above

[edit] Unordered associative containers in the standard library

collection of unique keys, hashed by keys
(class template) [edit]
collection of keys, hashed by keys
(class template) [edit]
collection of key-value pairs, hashed by keys, keys are unique
(class template) [edit]
collection of key-value pairs, hashed by keys
(class template) [edit]