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No operator matches these operands

Problem and Cause


Today we are going to discuss the error “no operator matches these operands”. The cause behind these errors is common but the error isn’t. This error is caused by the availability of definitions in header files. Just think you’re lucky enough that some definitions are available in one header file but the operator is not available in this header file. Now we have enough talk let’s jump to an example.

#include <iostream>
#include <algorithm>
#include <vector>
#include <ctime>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <cctype>

using namespace std;


int main()
{
    //
    vector<string> words; //some random string
.
.
.
        while (used.find(guess) != string::npos)
        {
             .......
        }
.
.
.

   
    return 0;
}

Code explained with cause

Here we have a string and we know that we can define any string without any problem in C++ program in the presence of #include<iostream> header file because <iostream> has many definitions for strings but unfortunately, it doesn’t have << operator.

How to resolve it?

As we discussed the cause of the error. so, I’m assuming that you understood about the error and now you are able to resolve it. But I cannot leave it here like this. I have to give a solution. So, if you want to resolve this error then you have to add another header file which is #include<string> because it consists of the operator which was missing in for our program.
If you have any other problems, let us know by dropping your problem in the comment section.
 

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