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std::uninitialized_copy_n

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Defined in header <memory>
template< class InputIt, class Size, class ForwardIt >
ForwardIt uninitialized_copy_n( InputIt first, Size count, ForwardIt d_first);
(since C++11)

Copies count elements from a range beginning at first to an uninitialized memory area beginning at d_first. The elements in the uninitialized area are constructed using copy constructor.

If an exception is thrown during the initialization, the function has no effects.

Contents

Parameters

first - the beginning of the range of the elements to copy
d_first - the beginning of the destination range
Type requirements
-
InputIt must meet the requirements of InputIterator.
-
ForwardIt must meet the requirements of ForwardIterator.

Return value

Iterator to the element past the last element copied.

Complexity

Linear in count.

Possible implementation

template<class InputIt, class Size, class ForwardIt>
ForwardIt uninitialized_copy_n(InputIt first, Size count, ForwardIt d_first)
{
    typedef typename std::iterator_traits<ForwardIt>::value_type Value;
    for (; count > 0; ++first, ++d_first, --count) {
        ::new (static_cast<void*>(&*d_first)) Value(*first);
    }
    return d_first;
}

Example

#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>
#include <memory>
#include <string>
#include <tuple>
 
int main()
{
    std::vector<std::string> v = {"This", "is", "an", "example"};
 
    std::string* p;
    std::size_t sz;
    std::tie(p, sz)  = std::get_temporary_buffer<std::string>(v.size());
    sz = std::min(sz, v.size());
 
    std::uninitialized_copy_n(v.begin(), sz, p);
 
    for (std::string* i = p; i != p+sz; ++i) {
        std::cout << *i << ' ';
        i->~basic_string<char>();
    }
    std::return_temporary_buffer(p);
}

Output:

This is an example

See also

copies a range of objects to an uninitialized area of memory
(function template) [edit]