I create a type:
typedef std::map<std::string,std::string> StringMap;
Later I create a function template declared as:
template<typename K, typename V> void function_name(std::map<K,V> *map_object);
I go to use the function_name as so:
The compiler complains with:
error: no matching function for call to 'function_name(StringMap*)'
When I supply both types to the template arguments (std::string,std::string) in this case, everything is fine. I would have thought that the compiler might be able to infer that StringMap = std::string,std::string but it looks like I'm wrong.
Is this mainly because the compiler cannot mismatch on number of type arguments supplied in a template?