std::basic_string<CharT,Traits,Allocator>::begin, (3) - Linux Man Pages

std::basic_string<CharT,Traits,Allocator>::begin,: std::basic_string<CharT,Traits,Allocator>::begin,

NAME

std::basic_string<CharT,Traits,Allocator>::begin, - std::basic_string<CharT,Traits,Allocator>::begin,

Synopsis


iterator begin();                               (until C++11)
iterator begin() noexcept;                      (since C++11)
const_iterator begin() const;           (1)                   (until C++11)
const_iterator begin() const noexcept;      (2)               (since C++11)
const_iterator cbegin() const noexcept;         (3)           (since C++11)


Returns an iterator to the first character of the string.


begin() returns a mutable or constant iterator, depending on the constness of *this.


cbegin() always returns a constant iterator. It is equivalent to const_cast<const
basic_string&>(*this).begin().


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Parameters


(none)

Return value


iterator to the first character

Complexity


Constant

Example


// Run this code


 #include <string>
 #include <iostream>


 int main()
 {
  std::string s("Exemplar");
  *s.begin() 'e';
  std::cout << <<'\n';


  auto i s.cbegin();
  std::cout << *i << '\n';
 //  *i 'E'; // error: i is a constant iterator
 }

Output:


 exemplar
 e

See also


end     returns an iterator to the end
cend    (public member function)
(C++11)