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By AnasAbbas, history, 4 years ago, In English

hello everyone

i'm trying to sort a vector using an explicit compare function

why does this simple code gives me Runtime Error sometimes and sometime Time Limit Exceeded

https://ideone.com/MpRvD9

 
 
 
 
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Short answer: You should change:

cost(f)<=cost(s)

to

cost(f)<cost(s)
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    can you give me the long answer please ?

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      Here are the requirements for a Compare function: cppreference Basically the compare function needs to define a strict weak ordering. If your compare function returns true, you're telling the sort function that the first value has to appear before the second element. So if cost(f) == cost(s), then the program thinks that the value f has to appear before s, and also s has to appear before f (because cost(s) == cost(f)). So it doesn't know what to do and gives a runtime error.

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      Maybe this is helpful?

      EDIT: Sniped

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      Jakube

      dpaleka

      thank you very much

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I have just tried to compile and run your code using GNU C++17 Custom Invocation in CF

#include<bits/stdc++.h>
 
using namespace std;
 
int cost(int in)
{
    return in;
}

bool comp( const int f, const int s )
{
    return cost(f) <= cost(s);
}

int main()
{
    auto x = vector<int>( 100000, 0 );
    
    sort( x.begin(), x.end(), comp );
    
    cout << "Done" << endl;
}

The following is the program output:

Done

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Used: 2839 ms, 3660 KB

The following is the program output after replacing the <= operator with < operator in the comp function.

Done

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Used: 15 ms, 3680 KB