Counting Algorithms

How to Count Elements in a Custom Container Using std::ranges::count()

How can I count elements in a custom container using std::ranges::count()?

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To count elements in a custom container using std::ranges::count(), you need to ensure your container meets the requirements for a range. This means your container should provide begin() and end() functions that return iterators.

Here's an example of how to count elements in a custom container:

#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>
#include <vector>

class CustomContainer {/*...*/}; int main() { CustomContainer<int> Numbers; Numbers.add(1); Numbers.add(2); Numbers.add(3); Numbers.add(4); Numbers.add(4); Numbers.add(5); auto Fours{std::ranges::count(Numbers, 4)}; std::cout << "Count of fours: " << Fours; }
Count of fours: 2

In this example:

  • CustomContainer is a template class that stores elements in a std::vector.
  • The add() method adds elements to the container.
  • The begin() and end() methods return iterators to the beginning and end of the container, respectively.

By ensuring CustomContainer provides begin() and end() methods, it meets the requirements of a range, allowing us to use std::ranges::count() to count elements.

This approach works for any type of custom container, as long as it provides the necessary iterator access functions. This makes std::ranges::count() a flexible tool for counting elements in various types of containers in C++20 and later.

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