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std::back_insert_iterator: std::back_insert_iterator


std::back_insert_iterator - std::back_insert_iterator


Defined in header <iterator>
template< class Container >
class back_insert_iterator : public std::iterator< std::output_iterator_tag, (until C++17)
void, void, void, void >
template< class Container > (since C++17)
class back_insert_iterator;

std::back_insert_iterator is an LegacyOutputIterator that appends to a container for which it was constructed. The container's push_back() member function is called whenever the iterator (whether dereferenced or not) is assigned to. Incrementing the std::back_insert_iterator is a no-op.

Member types

Member type Definition
container_type Container

Member functions

                constructs a new back_insert_iterator
constructor (public member function)
                inserts an object into the associated container
operator= (public member function)
operator* (public member function)
operator++ (public member function)

Member objects

Member name Definition
container (protected) a pointer of type Container*

Member types

Member type Definition
value_type void
difference_type void
pointer void
reference void
iterator_category std::output_iterator_tag

These member types are required to be obtained by inheriting from std::iterator<std::output_iterator_tag, void, void, void, void>. (until C++17)


// Run this code

  #include <iostream>
  #include <iterator>
  #include <algorithm>
  #include <vector>

  int main()
      std::vector<int> v;
      std::generate_n(std::back_insert_iterator<std::vector<int>>(v), // can be simplified
                      10, [n=0]() mutable { return ++n; }); // with std::back_inserter
      for (int n : v)
          std::cout << n << ' ';
      std::cout << '\n';


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See also

                      creates a std::back_insert_iterator of type inferred from the argument
back_inserter (function template)
                      iterator adaptor for insertion at the front of a container
front_insert_iterator (class template)
                      iterator adaptor for insertion into a container
insert_iterator (class template)