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std::auto_ptr<T>::operatorauto_ptr<Y>: std::auto_ptr<T>::operatorauto_ptr<Y>

NAME

std::auto_ptr<T>::operatorauto_ptr<Y> - std::auto_ptr<T>::operatorauto_ptr<Y>

Synopsis


template< class Y > (1) (deprecated in C++11)
operator auto_ptr_ref<Y>() throw(); (removed in C++17)
template< class Y > (2) (deprecated in C++11)
operator auto_ptr<Y>() throw(); (removed in C++17)


Converts *this to an auto_ptr for a different type Y.
1) Returns an implementation-defined type that holds a reference to *this. std::auto_ptr is convertible and assignable from this template. The implementation is allowed to provide the template with a different name or implement equivalent functionality in other ways.
2) Constructs a new auto_ptr with a pointer obtained by calling release().

Parameters


(none)

Return value


1) An implementation-defined type that holds a reference to *this
2) A auto_ptr with a pointer obtained by calling release().

Notes


The constructor and the copy assignment operator from auto_ptr_ref is provided to allow copy-constructing and assigning std::auto_ptr from nameless temporaries. Since its copy constructor and copy assignment operator take the argument as non-const reference, they cannot bind rvalue arguments directly. However, a user-defined conversion can be executed (which releases the original auto_ptr), followed by a call to the constructor or copy-assignment operator that take auto_ptr_ref by value. This is an early implementation of move_semantics.