std::uninitialized_value_construct_n (3) - Linux Manuals

std::uninitialized_value_construct_n: std::uninitialized_value_construct_n


std::uninitialized_value_construct_n - std::uninitialized_value_construct_n


Defined in header <memory>
template< class ForwardIt, class Size > (1) (since C++17)
ForwardIt uninitialized_value_construct_n( ForwardIt first, Size n );
template< class ExecutionPolicy, class ForwardIt, class Size > (2) (since C++17)
ForwardIt uninitialized_value_construct_n( ExecutionPolicy&& policy, ForwardIt first, Size n );

1) Constructs n objects of type typename iterator_traits<ForwardIt>::value_type in the uninitialized storage starting at first by value-initialization, as if by

  for (; n > 0; (void) ++first, --n)
    ::new (static_cast<void*>(std::addressof(*first)))
        typename std::iterator_traits<ForwardIt>::value_type();

If an exception is thrown during the initialization, the objects already constructed are destroyed in an unspecified order.
2) Same as (1), but executed according to policy. This overload does not participate in overload resolution unless std::is_execution_policy_v<std::decay_t<ExecutionPolicy>> is true


first - the beginning of the range of elements to initialize
n - the number of elements to initialize
policy - the execution policy to use. See execution_policy for details.

Type requirements

ForwardIt must meet the requirements of LegacyForwardIterator.
No increment, assignment, comparison, or indirection through valid instances of ForwardIt may throw exceptions.

Return value

The end of the range of objects (i.e., std::next(first, n)).


Linear in n.


The overload with a template parameter named ExecutionPolicy reports errors as follows:

* If execution of a function invoked as part of the algorithm throws an exception and ExecutionPolicy is one of the standard_policies, std::terminate is called. For any other ExecutionPolicy, the behavior is implementation-defined.
* If the algorithm fails to allocate memory, std::bad_alloc is thrown.

Possible implementation

  template<class ForwardIt, class Size>
  ForwardIt uninitialized_value_construct_n( ForwardIt first, Size n )
      using T = typename std::iterator_traits<ForwardIt>::value_type;
      ForwardIt current = first;
      try {
          for (; n > 0 ; (void) ++current, --n) {
              ::new (static_cast<void*>(std::addressof(*current))) T();
          return current;
      } catch (...) {
          std::destroy(first, current);


 This section is incomplete
 Reason: no example

See also

uninitialized_value_construct constructs objects by value-initialization in an uninitialized area of memory, defined by a range
                                  (function template)

uninitialized_default_construct_n constructs objects by default-initialization in an uninitialized area of memory, defined by a start and a count
                                  (function template)