Re: how to put the content of one hash map to another hash map

MiB <>
Fri, 9 May 2008 04:11:38 -0700 (PDT)
On 9 Mai, 11:22, navS <> wrote:

Can u please help me to transfer the contents of one hash map to
another and clear the first hash map.
And display the content of the second hash map

please give me the code..

You need to be more specific. What hash map are you talking about?
Open address hashing? Perfect hashing? Extensible hashing? Are the
source and target hash map the same implementation?
Traversing a hash map varies greatly depending on implementation. In
some you can iterate from one element to another, in others you
cannot. The hash function may depend on parameters of the hash map
instance (e.g. table size for open addressing), plus the order of the
traversal may result in a element sequence different from the insert

I can give you some pseudo code:

HashX<KeyT, ValueT> source;
HashY<KeyT, ValueT> target;

for each element (key, value) in source { // traverse all elements
   target.insert( key, value );

for each element (key, value) in target { // traverse all elements
   std::cout << "Key = " << key << "; Value = " << value << std::endl;

If your hash maps support STL container like interface with iterators,
this may work:

target.insert( target.begin(), source.begin(), source.end() );
for ( HashY<KeyT,ValueT>::const_iterator p = target.begin(); p !=
target.end(); ++p ) {
   // assuming, hash elements are stored as std::pair<KeyT,ValueT>.
   std::cout << "Key = " << p->first << " Value = " << p->second <<



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