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std::initializer_list<T>::initializer_list: std::initializer_list<T>::initializer_list

NAME

std::initializer_list<T>::initializer_list - std::initializer_list<T>::initializer_list

Synopsis


initializer_list() noexcept; (since C++11)
                                        (until C++14)
constexpr initializer_list() noexcept; (since C++14)


Constructs an empty initializer list.

Parameters


(none)

Complexity


Constant

Example


// Run this code


  #include <iostream>
  #include <initializer_list>


  int main()
  {
      std::initializer_list<int> empty_list;
      std::cout << "empty_list.size(): " << empty_list.size() << '\n';


      // create initializer lists using list-initialization
      std::initializer_list<int> digits {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
      std::cout << "digits.size(): " << digits.size() << '\n';


      // special rule for auto means 'fractions' has the
      // type std::initializer_list<double>
      auto fractions = {3.14159, 2.71828};
      std::cout << "fractions.size(): " << fractions.size() << '\n';
  }

Output:


  empty_list.size(): 0
  digits.size(): 5
  fractions.size(): 2

Notes


Despite a lack of constructors, it is possible to create non-empty initializer lists. Instances of std::initializer_list are implicitly constructed when:


* a braced-init-list is used in list-initialization, including function-call list initialization and assignment expressions (not to be confused with constructor_initializer_lists)
* a braced-init-list is bound to auto, including in a ranged_for_loop