Re: std::string and case insensitive comparison

 kwikius <>
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 06:37:44 -0700
FWIW Here is a clener solution:

Andy little

#include <locale>
#include <string>
#include <iterator>
#include <utility>
#include <algorithm>
#include <vector>

// random access containers only
// and only fwd iterator
template <typename Container>
struct pair_const_iterator{
   typedef Container container_type;
      container_type const & lhs_in,
      container_type const & rhs_in,
      typename container_type::size_type pos_in
   typedef std::pair<
      typename Container::value_type,
      typename Container::value_type
   > value_type;
   typedef value_type * pointer;
   typedef value_type & reference;
   typedef std::forward_iterator_tag iterator_category;

   bool operator==(pair_const_iterator const & rhs)const
      return pos == rhs.pos;

   bool operator!=(pair_const_iterator const & rhs)const
      return pos != rhs.pos;

   value_type operator *() const
      return value_type(lhs[pos],rhs[pos]);

   pair_const_iterator const & operator++()
      return *this;
   pair_const_iterator operator++(int)
      pair_const_iterator temp = *this;
      return temp;

   typename container_type::size_type pos;
   container_type const & lhs;
   container_type const & rhs;

// sequence consisting of a pair of
// readonly containers
template <typename Container>
struct const_container_pair{
   typedef Container container_type;
   typedef std::pair<
      typename Container::value_type,
      typename Container::value_type
   > value_type;
   typedef pair_const_iterator<Container> const_iterator;

      container_type const & lhs_in, container_type const & rhs_in
   ): lhs(lhs_in),rhs(rhs_in),

      container_type const & lhs_in, container_type const & rhs_in,
      typename container_type::size_type end_pos_in
   ): lhs(lhs_in),rhs(rhs_in), end_pos(end_pos_in){}

   const_iterator begin() const
     return const_iterator(lhs,rhs,0);
   const_iterator end() const
      return const_iterator(lhs,rhs,end_pos);
   container_type const &lhs;
   container_type const & rhs;
   typename container_type::size_type const end_pos;

template <typename F>
struct not_equal_result{
   not_equal_result(F const & f_in = F() )

   template <typename Pair>
   bool operator()(Pair const & in)const
      return f(in.first)!=f(in.second);
   template<typename T1, typename T2>
   bool operator()(T1 first, T2 second)const
      return f(first)!=f(second);
   F f;
struct identity{

   template <typename T>
   T const & operator()(T const & in)const
      return in;

//courtesy Kai-Uwe Box..
class to_lower {
  std::locale const & loc;
  to_lower ( std::locale const & r_loc = std::locale() )
    : loc ( r_loc )
  template < typename CharT >
  CharT operator() ( CharT chr ) const {
    return( std::tolower( chr, this->loc ) );

}; // class to_lower;

#include <iostream>
int main()
   std::string str1 = "hi";
   std::string str2 = "HI";

   const_container_pair<std::string> pair(str1,str2);

   bool res = std::find_if(
      pair.begin(), pair.end(),not_equal_result<to_lower>()
   ) == pair.end();
   std::cout << res <<'\n';

   str1 += "de";
   str2 += "LL";

   //n.b pair expcts immutable containers
   // create another pair to reflect size change...
   const_container_pair<std::string> paira(str1,str2);

   bool resa = std::find_if(
      paira.begin(), paira.end(),not_equal_result<to_lower>()
   ) == paira.end();
   std::cout << resa <<'\n';

   std::vector<int> v1;


   std::vector<int> v2;

   const_container_pair<std::vector<int> > pair1(v1,v2);

   bool res1 = std::find_if(
      pair1.begin(), pair1.end(),not_equal_result<identity>()
   ) == pair1.end();
   std::cout << res1 <<'\n';


//as above
   const_container_pair<std::vector<int> > pair2(v1,v2);

   bool res2 = std::find_if(
      pair2.begin(), pair2.end(),not_equal_result<identity>()
   ) == pair2.end();
   std::cout << res2 <<'\n';

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