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virtual int_type pbackfail( int_type c = EOF );

This protected virtual function is called by the public functions basic_streambuf::sungetc and basic_streambuf::sputbackc (which, in turn, are called by basic_istream::unget and basic_istream::putback).

1) The caller is requesting that the get area is backed up by one character (pbackfail() is called with no arguments or with EOF as the argument)
a) First, checks if there is a putback position, and if there really isn't, fails. (strstreambuf has no external character source to re-read)
b) If the caller was wrong and the putback position is in fact available, simply decrements basic_streambuf::gptr(), e.g. by calling gbump(-1).
2) The caller attempts to putback a different character from the one retrieved earlier (pbackfail() is called with the character that needs to be put back), in which case
a) First, checks if there is a putback position, and if there isn't, fails.
b) Then checks what character is in the putback position. If the character held there is already equal to (char)c, then simply decrements basic_streambuf::gptr().
c) Otherwise, if the buffer is unmodifiable (this strstreambuf was constructed with a string literal or some other const array), fails.
d) Otherwise, decrements basic_streambuf::gptr() and writes c to the location pointed to gptr() after adjustment.



c - the character to put back, or Traits::eof() to indicate that backing up of the get area is requested

Return value

c on success except if c was EOF, in which case unspecified value other than EOF is returned.

EOF on failure.


See also

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