Kumar P Kumar P - 5 months ago 13x
Linux Question

c++ Linux compilation error

I am getting following error while compiling in linux.

file.cxx:283:9: error: reference to ‘multimap’ is ambiguous
file.cxx:273:47: error: candidates are: std::multimap, std::basic_string > multimap

->piece of sample code is

static std::multimap<std::string,std::string> multimap; //line no. 273
void foo()
if (multimap.size() == 0)
multimap.insert( std::pair< std::string, std::string >( "A" , "B" ) );

Thanks in advance


You probably have using namespace std; in the file. That means your compiler already knows "multimap", which you are trying to define again, in which case the compiler doesn't know which one you mean.