< cpp‎ | utility‎ | variant
void swap( variant& rhs ) noexcept(/* see below */);
(1) (since C++17)

Swaps two variant objects.

  • if both *this and rhs are valueless by exception, does nothing
  • otherwise, if both *this and rhs hold the same alternative, calls swap(std::get<i>(*this), std:get<i>(rhs)) where i is index(). If an exception is thrown, the state of the values depends on the exception safety of the swap function called.
  • otherwise, exchanges values of rhs and *this. If an exception is thrown, the state of *this and rhs depends on exception safety of variant's move constructor.

The behavior is undefined unless lvalues of type T_i are Swappable and std::is_move_constructible_v<T_i> is true for all T_i in Types....


[edit] Parameters

rhs - a variant object to swap with

[edit] Return value


[edit] Exceptions

If this->index() == rhs.index(), may throw any exception thrown by swap(std::get<i>(*this), std::get<i>(rhs)) with i being index().

Otherwise, may throw any exception thrown by the move constructors of the alternatives currently held by *this and rhs.

noexcept specification:  
noexcept(((std::is_nothrow_move_constructible_v<Types> &&
           std::is_nothrow_swappable_v<Types>) && ...))

[edit] Example