std::multimap<Key,T,Compare,Allocator>::emplace (3) - Linux Manuals

std::multimap<Key,T,Compare,Allocator>::emplace: std::multimap<Key,T,Compare,Allocator>::emplace


std::multimap<Key,T,Compare,Allocator>::emplace - std::multimap<Key,T,Compare,Allocator>::emplace


template< class... Args > (since C++11)
iterator emplace( Args&&... args );

Inserts a new element into the container constructed in-place with the given args .
Careful use of emplace allows the new element to be constructed while avoiding unnecessary copy or move operations. The constructor of the new element (i.e. std::pair<const Key, T>) is called with exactly the same arguments as supplied to emplace, forwarded via std::forward<Args>(args)....

No iterators or references are invalidated.


args - arguments to forward to the constructor of the element

Return value

Returns an iterator to the inserted element.


If an exception is thrown by any operation, this function has no effect.


Logarithmic in the size of the container.


// Run this code

  #include <iostream>
  #include <utility>
  #include <string>
  #include <map>

  int main()
      std::multimap<std::string, std::string> m;

      // uses pair's move constructor
      m.emplace(std::make_pair(std::string("a"), std::string("a")));

      // uses pair's converting move constructor
      m.emplace(std::make_pair("b", "abcd"));

      // uses pair's template constructor
      m.emplace("d", "ddd");

      // uses pair's piecewise constructor
                std::forward_as_tuple(10, 'c'));

      for (const auto &p : m) {
          std::cout << p.first << " => " << p.second << '\n';


  a => a
  b => abcd
  c => cccccccccc
  d => ddd

See also

emplace_hint constructs elements in-place using a hint
             (public member function)
             inserts elements
             or nodes
insert (since C++17)
             (public member function)