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std::ostreambuf_iterator: std::ostreambuf_iterator


std::ostreambuf_iterator - std::ostreambuf_iterator


Defined in header <iterator>
template< class CharT, class Traits = std::char_traits<CharT> >
class ostreambuf_iterator : public std::iterator<std::output_iterator_tag, (until C++17)
void, void, void, void>
template< class CharT, class Traits = std::char_traits<CharT> > (since C++17)
class ostreambuf_iterator;

std::ostreambuf_iterator is a single-pass LegacyOutputIterator that writes successive characters into the std::basic_streambuf object for which it was constructed. The actual write operation is performed when the iterator (whether dereferenced or not) is assigned to. Incrementing the std::ostreambuf_iterator is a no-op.
In a typical implementation, the only data members of std::ostreambuf_iterator are a pointer to the associated std::basic_streambuf and a boolean flag indicating if the the end of file condition has been reached.

Member types

Member type Definition
char_type CharT
traits_type Traits
streambuf_type std::basic_streambuf<CharT, Traits>
ostream_type std::basic_ostream<CharT, Traits>

Member functions

                      constructs a new ostreambuf_iterator
constructor (public member function)

destructor destructs an ostreambuf_iterator
                      (public member function)
(implicitly declared)
                      writes a character to the associated output sequence
operator= (public member function)
operator* (public member function)
operator++ (public member function)
                      tests if output failed
failed (public member function)

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 <string>
  #include <algorithm>
  #include <iterator>
  #include <iostream>

  int main()
      std::string s = "This is an example\n";
      std::copy(s.begin(), s.end(), std::ostreambuf_iterator<char>(std::cout));


  This is an example

See also

                    input iterator that reads from std::basic_streambuf
istreambuf_iterator (class template)
                    output iterator that writes to std::basic_ostream
ostream_iterator (class template)