Defined in header <type_traits>
template< class S1, class S2, class M1, class M2 >
constexpr bool is_corresponding_member( M1 S1::* mp, M2 S2::* mq ) noexcept;
(since C++20)

Determines whether mp and mq refer corresponding members in the common initial sequence of S1 and S2. The program is ill-formed if either S1 or S2 is an incomplete type.

If either S1 or S2 is not a StandardLayoutType, or either M1 or M2 is not an object type, or either mp or mq is equal to nullptr, the result is always false.


mp, mq - pointers-to-member to detect

Return value

true if mp and mq refer corresponding members in the common initial sequence of S1 and S2, otherwise false.


The type of a pointer-to-member expression &S::m is not always M S::*, where m is of type M, because m may be a member inherited from a base class of S. The template arguments can be specified in order to avoid potentially surprising results.


#include <type_traits>
struct Foo { int x; };
struct Bar
    int y;
    double z;
struct Baz : Foo, Bar {}; // not standard-layout
    std::is_same_v<decltype(&Baz::x), int Foo::*> == true &&
    std::is_same_v<decltype(&Baz::y), int Bar::*> == true &&
    std::is_corresponding_member(&Foo::x, &Bar::y) == true &&
    std::is_corresponding_member(&Baz::x, &Baz::y) == true &&
    std::is_corresponding_member<Baz, Baz, int, int>(&Baz::x, &Baz::y) == false
int main() {}

See also

checks if a type is a standard-layout type
(class template)
checks if two types are layout-compatible
(class template)
checks if a type is a pointer to a non-static member object
(class template)

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