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std::experimental::propagate_const: std::experimental::propagate_const


std::experimental::propagate_const - std::experimental::propagate_const


Defined in header <experimental/propagate_const>
template<class T> (library fundamentals TS v2)
class propagate_const;

std::experimental::propagate_const is a const-propagating wrapper for pointers and pointer-like objects. It treats the wrapped pointer as a pointer to const when accessed through a const access path, hence the name.
The class satisfies the requirements of MoveConstructible and MoveAssignable if the underlying pointer-like type satisfies the corresponding requirement, but propagate_const is neither CopyConstructible nor CopyAssignable.

Type requirements

T must be an object pointer type or a pointer-like class type, as specified below. The program is ill-formed if T is an array type, reference type, pointer to function type, pointer to (possibly cv-qualified) void, or if decltype(*std::declval<T&>()) is not an lvalue reference type.

Requirements on pointer-like class types

If T is a class type, it must satisfy the requirements in this subsection.

* t, a modifiable lvalue_expression of type T
* ct, a const T& bound to T
* element_type, an object type

The following expressions must be valid and have their specified effects:

Expression Return type Pre-conditions Operational semantics
t.get() element_type*
ct.get() element_type* or const element_type* t.get() == ct.get()
*t element_type& t.get() != nullptr *t refers to the same object as *(t.get())
*ct element_type& or const element_type& ct.get() != nullptr *ct refers to the same object as *(ct.get())
t.operator->() element_type* t.get() != nullptr t.operator->() == t.get()
ct.operator->() element_type* or const element_type* ct.get() != nullptr ct.operator->() == ct.get()
(bool)t bool (bool)t is equivalent to t.get() != nullptr
(bool)ct bool (bool)ct is equivalent to ct.get() != nullptr

Further, T and const T shall be contextually convertible to bool.
In addition, if T is implicitly convertible to element_type*, then (element_type*)t shall be equal to t.get(). Similarly, if const T is implicitly convertible to const element_type*, then (const element_type*)ct shall be equal to ct.get().

Member types

Member type Definition
element_type std::remove_reference_t<decltype(*std::declval<T&>())>, the type of the object pointed to by T

Member functions

                             constructs a new propagate_const
constructor (public member function)

destructor destructs an propagate_const, destroying the contained pointer
                             (public member function)
(implicitly declared)
                             assigns the propagate_const object
operator= (public member function)
                             swaps the wrapped pointer
swap (public member function)


                             returns a pointer to the object pointed to by the wrapped pointer
get (public member function)
                             checks if the wrapped pointer is null
operator_bool (public member function)
                             dereferences the wrapped pointer
operator* (public member function)
                             implicit conversion function to pointer
operator_element_type* (public member function)

Non-member functions

operator!= compares to another propagate_const, another pointer, or with nullptr
operator< (function template)
                                                            specializes the swap algorithm
std::experimental::swap(std::experimental::propagate_const) (function template)
                                                            Retrieves a reference to the wrapped pointer-like object
get_underlying (function template)

Helper classes

                                                       hash support for propagate_const
std::hash<std::experimental::propagate_const> (class template specialization)

std::not_equal_to<std::experimental::propagate_const> Specializations of the standard comparison function objects for propagate_const
std::less<std::experimental::propagate_const> (class template specialization)


// Run this code

  #include <iostream>
  #include <memory>
  #include <experimental/propagate_const>

  struct X
      void g() const { std::cout << "g (const)\n"; }
      void g() { std::cout << "g (non-const)\n"; }

  struct Y
      Y() : m_ptrX(std::make_unique<X>()) { }

      void f() const
          std::cout << "f (const)\n";

      void f()
          std::cout << "f (non-const)\n";

      std::experimental::propagate_const<std::unique_ptr<X>> m_ptrX;

  int main()
      Y y;

      const Y cy;


  f (non-const)
  g (non-const)
  f (const)
  g (const)