Stereo Stereo - 25 days ago 4x
C++ Question

`[ ]` operator leads to compile error on map

I am trying to get an element from a map in a for loop. Following the example on cppreference I try this:

#include <iostream>
#include <map>

using namespace std;

int main()
map<int, int> mapping;

mapping.insert(pair<int, int>(11,1));
mapping.insert(pair<int, int>(12,2));
mapping.insert(pair<int, int>(13,3));

for (const auto &it : mapping)

cout << "array: ";
for (const auto &it : mapping)
cout << it.second << " ";

return 0;

Which gives the following compilation error with gcc:

main.cpp: In function 'int main()':
main.cpp:15:16: error: no match for 'operator[]' (operand types are 'std::map<int, int>' and 'const std::pair<const int, int>')

If I understand it correctly the problem is that the
is resolved to a
std::pair<const int, int>
for which no
operator is defined. I was wondering whether there is a way to get this to work.

See for the full compilation error here


How about just

for (auto &it : mapping)

for your first loop?