< cpp‎ | container‎ | vector

size_type max_size() const;

Returns the maximum number of elements the container is able to hold due to system or library implementation limitations, i.e. std::distance(begin(), end()) for the largest container.


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Maximum number of elements.

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(none) (until C++11)
noexcept specification:  
(since C++11)

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[edit] Notes

This value is typically equal to std::numeric_limits<size_type>::max(), and reflects the theoretical limit on the size of the container. At runtime, the size of the container may be limited to a value smaller than max_size() by the amount of RAM available.

See also

returns the number of elements
(public member function)
returns the number of elements that can be held in currently allocated storage
(public member function)