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

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

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

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 << s <<'\n';


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

Output:


  exemplar
  e

See also


end_
cend returns an iterator to the end
        (public member function)


(C++11)