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std::weak_ptr<T>::use_count: std::weak_ptr<T>::use_count


std::weak_ptr<T>::use_count - std::weak_ptr<T>::use_count


long use_count() const noexcept; (since C++11)

Returns the number of shared_ptr instances that share ownership of the managed object, or 0 if the managed object has already been deleted, i.e. *this is empty.



Return value

The number of shared_ptr instances sharing the ownership of the managed object at the instant of the call.


expired() may be faster than use_count(). This function is inherently racy, if the managed object is shared among threads that might be creating and destroying copies of the shared_ptr: then, the result is reliable only if it matches the number of copies uniquely owned by the calling thread, or zero; any other value may become stale before it can be used.


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See also

        checks whether the referenced object was already deleted
expired (public member function)