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std::tuple_size(3) C++ Standard Libary std::tuple_size(3)


std::tuple_size - std::tuple_size


Defined in header <utility>
template <class T1, class T2>

struct tuple_size<std::pair<T1, T2>> (since C++11)

: std::integral_constant<std::size_t, 2> { };

The partial specialization of std::tuple_size for pairs provides a compile-time way
to obtain the number of elements in a pair, which is always 2, using tuple-like

Inherited from std::integral_constant

Member constants

value the constant value 2
[static] (public static member constant)

Member functions

operator std::size_t converts the object to std::size_t, returns value
(public member function)
operator() returns value
(C++14) (public member function)

Member types

Type Definition
value_type std::size_t
type std::integral_constant<std::size_t, value>


// Run this code

#include <iostream>
#include <utility>
#include <tuple>

template<class T>
void test(T t)
int a[std::tuple_size<T>::value]; // can be used at compile time
std::cout << std::tuple_size<T>::value << '\n'; // or at run time

int main()
test(std::make_tuple(1, 2, 3.14));
test(std::make_pair(1, 3.14));



Defect reports

The following behavior-changing defect reports were applied retroactively to
previously published C++ standards.

DR Applied to Behavior as published Correct behavior
LWG 2313 C++11 specializations for pair were not required to required
be derived from integral_constant

See also

Structured binding (C++17) binds the specified names to sub-objects or tuple
elements of the initializer
std::tuple_size<std::tuple> obtains the size of tuple at compile time
(C++11) (class template specialization)
std::tuple_size<std::array> obtains the size of an array
(C++11) (class template specialization)
std::tuple_element<std::pair> obtains the type of the elements of pair
(C++11) (class template specialization)