std::wmemmove (3) - Linux Manuals

std::wmemmove: std::wmemmove


std::wmemmove - std::wmemmove


Defined in header <cwchar>
wchar_t* wmemmove( wchar_t* dest, const wchar_t* src, std::size_t count );

Copies exactly count successive wide characters from the wide character array pointed to by src to the wide character array pointed to by dest.
If count is zero, the function does nothing.
The arrays may overlap: copying takes place as if the wide characters were copied to a temporary wide character array and then copied from the temporary array to dest.


dest - pointer to the wide character array to copy to
src - pointer to the wide character array to copy from
count - number of wide characters to copy

Return value

Returns a copy of dest


This function is not locale-sensitive and pays no attention to the values of the wchar_t objects it copies: nulls as well as invalid characters are copied too.


// Run this code

  #include <iostream>
  #include <cwchar>
  #include <locale>
  #include <clocale>

  int main()
      std::setlocale(LC_ALL, "en_US.utf8");

      wchar_t str[] = L"αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρστυφχψω";
      std::wcout << str << '\n';
      std::wmemmove(str+4, str+3, 3); // copy from [δεζ] to [εζη]
      std::wcout << str << '\n';

Possible output:


See also

              copies a certain amount of wide characters between two non-overlapping arrays
wmemcpy (function)
              moves one buffer to another
memmove (function)

copy_if copies a range of elements to a new location
              (function template)

              copies a range of elements in backwards order
copy_backward (function template)