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C++ unordered_map - operator!= Function



The C++ unordered_map operator!= function is used to check whether two unordered_maps are unequal or not. It returns true if two unordered_maps are not equal, else returns false. operator!= first checks the size of both unordered_maps, if sizes are same then it compares elements of unordered_maps and stops comparison after first mismatch.

Syntax

template <class Key, class T, class Hash, class Pred, class Alloc>
bool operator!= (const unordered_map<Key,T,Hash,Pred,Alloc>& lhs, 
                 const unordered_map<Key,T,Hash,Pred,Alloc>& rhs);

Parameters

lhs First unordered_map.
rhs Second unordered_map.

Return Value

Returns true if the contents of lhs are not equal to the contents of rhs, else returns false.

Time Complexity

Average Case: Linear i.e, Θ(n).
Worst Case: Quadratic i.e, Θ(n²).

Example:

In the example below, the operator!= function is used to check whether two unordered_maps are unequal or not.

#include <iostream>
#include <unordered_map>
using namespace std;
 
int main (){
  unordered_map<string, int> uMap1 {{"John", 2500}, {"Jack", 2500}, {"Ella", 2000}};
  unordered_map<string, int> uMap2 {{"Ella", 2000}, {"Jack", 2500}, {"John", 2500}};
  unordered_map<string, int> uMap3 {{"John", 2500}, {"Jack", 2500}, {"Nora", 3000}};

  if (uMap1 != uMap2)
    cout<<"uMap1 and uMap2 are not equal.\n";
  else
    cout<<"uMap1 and uMap2 are equal.\n";

  if (uMap1 != uMap3)
    cout<<"uMap1 and uMap3 are not equal.\n";
  else
    cout<<"uMap1 and uMap3 are equal.\n";
    
  return 0;
}

The output of the above code will be:

uMap1 and uMap2 are equal.
uMap1 and uMap3 are not equal.

❮ C++ <unordered_map> Library

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