Jim Jim - 1 year ago 100
C++ Question

How to create a list of tuples C++

I am fairly new to c++, I dont really have any background in it. I am tying to create a list of tuples, the first will be an int, the second will be a string.

#include <string>
#include <list>
#include <boost/tuple/tuple.hpp>
list< tuple<int,string> > time;

And getting an error. I want to be able to create a list, add entries that I can sort by the int, and have the string that describes, what the int was.

How would I create this list?

Answer Source

For a simple list use std::vector instead of std::list.

You probably just want something simple such as:

#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <string>
#include "boost/tuple/tuple.hpp"

using namespace std;
using boost::tuple;

typedef vector< tuple<int,string> > tuple_list;

int main(int arg, char* argv[]) {
    tuple_list tl;
    tl.push_back( tuple<int, string>(21,"Jim") );

    for (tuple_list::const_iterator i = tl.begin(); i != tl.end(); ++i) {
        cout << "Age: " << i->get<0>() << endl;
        cout << "Name: " << i->get<1>() << endl;

std::list is actually an implementation of a doubly-linked list which you may not need.

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