 # binary_compose<AdaptableBinaryFunction,AdaptableUnaryFunction1,AdaptableUnaryFunction2>   Categories: functors, adaptors Component type: type

### Description

Binary_compose is a function object adaptor. If f is an Adaptable Binary Function and g1 and g2 are both Adaptable Unary Functions, and if g1's and g2's return types are convertible to f's argument types, then binary_compose can be used to create a function object h such that h(x) is the same as f(g1(x), g2(x)).  

### Example

Finds the first element in a list that lies in the range from 1 to 10.
```list<int> L;
...
list<int>::iterator in_range =
find_if(L.begin(), L.end(),
compose2(logical_and<bool>(),
bind2nd(greater_equal<int>(), 1),
bind2nd(less_equal<int>(), 10)));
assert(in_range == L.end() || (*in_range >= 1 && *in_range <= 10));
```

Computes sin(x)/(x + DBL_MIN) for each element of a range.

```transform(first, last, first,
compose2(divides<double>(),
ptr_fun(sin),
bind2nd(plus<double>(), DBL_MIN)));
```

### Definition

Defined in the standard header functional, and in the nonstandard backward-compatibility header function.h. The binary_compose class is an SGI extension; it is not part of the C++ standard.

### Template parameters

Parameter Description Default
AdaptableBinaryFunction The type of the "outer" function in the function composition operation. That is, if the binary_compose is a function object h such that h(x) = f(g1(x), g2(x)), then AdaptableBinaryFunction is the type of f.
AdaptableUnaryFunction1 The type of the first "inner" function in the function composition operation. That is, if the binary_compose is a function object h such that h(x) = f(g1(x), g2(x)), then AdaptableBinaryFunction is the type of g1.
AdaptableUnaryFunction2 The type of the second "inner" function in the function composition operation. That is, if the binary_compose is a function object h such that h(x) = f(g1(x), g2(x)), then AdaptableBinaryFunction is the type of g2.

### Model of

Adaptable Unary Function

### Type requirements

AdaptableBinaryFunction must be a model of Adaptable Binary Function. AdaptableUnaryFunction1 and AdaptableUnaryFunction2 must both be models of Adaptable Unary Function. The argument types of AdaptableUnaryFunction1 and AdaptableUnaryFunction2 must be convertible to each other. The result types of AdaptableUnaryFunction1 and AdaptableUnaryFunction2 must be convertible, respectively, to the first and second argument types of AdaptableBinaryFunction.

### Public base classes

```unary_function<AdaptableUnaryFunction1::argument_type,
AdaptableBinaryFunction::result_type>
```

### Members

Member Where defined Description
argument_type Adaptable Unary Function The type of the function object's argument: AdaptableUnaryFunction::argument_type.
result_type Adaptable Unary Function The type of the result: AdaptableBinaryFunction::result_type
```binary_compose(const AdaptableBinaryFunction& f,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction1& g1,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction1& g2);
```
binary_compose See below.
```template <class AdaptableBinaryFunction,
class AdaptableUnaryFunction1,
class AdaptableUnaryFunction2>
binary_compose<AdaptableBinaryFunction,
AdaptableUnaryFunction1,
AdaptableUnaryFunction2>
compose2(const AdaptableBinaryFunction&,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction1&,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction2&);
```
binary_compose See below.

### New members

These members are not defined in the Adaptable Unary Function requirements, but are specific to binary_compose.
Member Description
```binary_compose(const AdaptableBinaryFunction& f,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction1& g1,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction1& g2);
```
The constructor. Constructs a binary_compose object such that calling that object with the argument x returns f(g1(x), g2(x)).
```template <class AdaptableBinaryFunction,
class AdaptableUnaryFunction1,
class AdaptableUnaryFunction2>
binary_compose<AdaptableBinaryFunction,
AdaptableUnaryFunction1,
AdaptableUnaryFunction2>
compose2(const AdaptableBinaryFunction&,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction1&,
const AdaptableUnaryFunction2&);
```
Creates a binary_compose object. If f, g, and g2 are, respectively, of classes AdaptableBinaryFunction, AdaptableUnaryFunction1, and AdaptableUnaryFunction2, then compose2(f, g1, g2) is equivalent to binary_compose<AdaptableBinaryFunction, AdaptableUnaryFunction1, AdaptableUnaryFunction2>(f, g1, g2), but is more convenient. This is a global function, not a member function.

### Notes

 This is a form of function composition. The unary_compose adaptor allows composition of Adaptable Unary Functions; note, however, that once binary functions are introduced, there are several possible patterns of function composition. The binary_compose allows you to form a unary function by putting together two unary functions and a binary function, but you could also, for example, imagine putting together two unary functions and a binary function to form a binary function. In that case, f, g1, and g2 would be combined into a function object h such that h(x,y) = f(g1(x), g2(y)).

### See also

The function object overview, unary_compose, binder1st, binder2nd.  Copyright © 1999 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. TrademarkInformation