Iterator library
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ostreambuf_iterator( streambuf_type* buffer ) throw();
(until C++11)
ostreambuf_iterator( streambuf_type* buffer ) noexcept;
(since C++11)
ostreambuf_iterator( ostream_type& stream ) throw();
(until C++11)
ostreambuf_iterator( ostream_type& stream ) noexcept;
(since C++11)
1) Constructs the iterator with the private streambuf_type* member set to buffer and the failed() flag set to false. The behavior is undefined if buffer is a null pointer.
2) Same as ostreambuf_iterator(stream.rdbuf()).

[edit] Parameters

stream - the output stream whose rdbuf() will be accessed by this iterator
buffer - the output stream buffer to be accessed by this iterator

[edit] Example

#include <fstream>
#include <iostream>
#include <iterator>
int main()
    const char* file = "test.txt";
        std::basic_filebuf<char> f;, std::ios::out);
        std::ostreambuf_iterator<char> out1(&f);
        *out1 = 'a'; // writes to file via iterator
    // read back from the file
    char a;
    std::cout << ((std::ifstream{file} >> a), a) << std::endl;
    std::ostreambuf_iterator<wchar_t> out2{std::wcout};
    *out2 = L'b';



[edit] 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 112 C++98 the requirement "the argument cannot
be null" was applied to overload (2)
applies to overload
(1) instead
P2325R3 C++20 default constructor was provided as C++20
iterators must be default_initializable
removed along with
the requirement