virtual std::streamsize showmanyc();
Estimates the number of characters available for input in the associated character sequence. underflow() is guaranteed not to return Traits::eof() or throw an exception until at least that many characters are extracted.
 Return value
The number of characters that are certainly available in the associated character sequence, or -1 if
showmanyc can determine, without blocking, that no characters are available. If
showmanyc returns -1, underflow() and uflow() will definitely return Traits::eof or throw.
The base class version returns 0, which has the meaning of "unsure if there are characters available in the associated sequence".
The name of this function stands for "stream: how many characters?", so it is pronounced "S how many C", rather than "show many C".
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 Defect reports
The following behavior-changing defect reports were applied retroactively to previously published C++ standards.
|DR||Applied to||Behavior as published||Correct behavior|
|LWG 159||C++98|| underflow() is guaranteed not to fail until
| extended the guarantee to allow at least|
 See also
| obtains the number of characters immediately available in the get area |
(public member function)
| optionally provides the number of characters available for input from the file |
(virtual protected member function of