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std::type_identity: std::type_identity


std::type_identity - std::type_identity


Defined in header <type_traits>
template< class T > (since C++20)
struct type_identity;

Provides the member typedef type that names T (i.e., the identity transformation).

Member types

Name Definition
type T

Helper types

template< class T > (since C++20)
using type_identity_t = typename type_identity<T>::type;

Possible implementation

  template< class T >
  struct type_identity {
      using type = T;


type_identity can be used to block template_argument_deduction:

  template<class T>
  void f(T, T);

  template<class T>
  void g(T, std::type_identity_t<T>);

  f(4.2, 0); // error, deduced conflicting types for 'T'
  g(4.2, 0); // OK, calls g<double>


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