< cpp‎ | io
Defined in header <print>
template< class... Args >
void println( std::format_string<Args...> fmt, Args&&... args );
(1) (since C++23)
template< class... Args >

void println( std::FILE* stream,

              std::format_string<Args...> fmt, Args&&... args );
(2) (since C++23)
void println();
(3) (since C++26)
void println( std::FILE* stream );
(4) (since C++26)

Format args according to the format string fmt with appended '\n' (which means that each output ends with a new-line), and print the result to a stream.

1) Equivalent to std::println(stdout, fmt, std::forward<Args>(args)...).
2) Equivalent to std::print(stream, std::runtime_format(std::string(fmt.get()) + '\n'),
3) Equivalent to std::println(stdout).
4) Equivalent to std::print(stream, "\n").

The behavior is undefined if std::formatter<Ti, char> does not meet the BasicFormatter requirements for any Ti in Args (as required by std::make_format_args).


[edit] Parameters

stream - output file stream to write to
fmt - an object that represents the format string. The format string consists of
  • ordinary characters (except { and }), which are copied unchanged to the output,
  • escape sequences {{ and }}, which are replaced with { and } respectively in the output, and
  • replacement fields.

Each replacement field has the following format:

{ arg-id (optional) } (1)
{ arg-id (optional) : format-spec } (2)
1) replacement field without a format specification
2) replacement field with a format specification
arg-id - specifies the index of the argument in args whose value is to be used for formatting; if it is omitted, the arguments are used in order.

The arg-id s in a format string must all be present or all be omitted. Mixing manual and automatic indexing is an error.

format-spec - the format specification defined by the std::formatter specialization for the corresponding argument. Cannot start with }.

(since C++23)
(since C++26)
  • For other formattable types, the format specification is determined by user-defined formatter specializations.
args... - arguments to be formatted

[edit] Exceptions

[edit] Notes

Although overloads (3,4) are added in C++26, all known implementations make them available in C++23 mode.

Feature-test macro Value Std Feature
__cpp_lib_print 202207L (C++23) Formatted output
202403L (C++26)
Formatted output with stream locking
__cpp_lib_format 202207L (C++23) Exposing std::basic_format_string

[edit] Example

#include <print>
int main()
    // Each call to std::println ends with new-line
    std::println("Please"); // overload (1)
    std::println("enter"); // (1)
    std::println(); // (3); valid since C++26; same effect as std::print("\n"); 



[edit] See also

prints to stdout or a file stream using formatted representation of the arguments
(function template) [edit]
outputs formatted representation of the arguments with appended '\n'
(function template) [edit]
stores formatted representation of the arguments in a new string
(function template) [edit]
prints formatted output to stdout, a file stream or a buffer
(function) [edit]