Re: Pointer to STL element address?

James Kanze <>
Mon, 25 May 2009 13:40:43 -0700 (PDT)
On May 25, 5:42 pm, Michael <> wrote:

On May 25, 8:33 am, (Pascal J.
Bourguignon) wrote:

Michael <> writes:

In the following STL insertion, how do I maintain a pointer pointing
to the address of that element being inserted?


std::list<YourElementType>::iterator pointer=my_list.end()-1;


std::map<YourKeyType,YourElementType>::iterator pointer=my_map.find(k=


Can this iterator be used as a normal C++ pointer?

Not in all cases. It can be used as a normal C++ pointer in
certain cases.

my_map.find actually wastes some time.

Is there a way, when my_map inserts the element, I can get its
address as a pointer, instead of doing a "find" after

Use map<>::insert.

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