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Defined in header <iterator>
template<class I>

  concept weakly_incrementable =
    std::default_initializable<I> && std::movable<I> &&
    requires(I i) {
      typename std::iter_difference_t<I>;
      requires /*is-signed-integer-like*/<std::iter_difference_t<I>>;
      { ++i } -> std::same_as<I&>;   // not required to be equality-preserving
      i++;                           // not required to be equality-preserving

(since C++20)

where /*is-signed-integer-like*/<I> is true if std::signed_integral<I> is true or if I is a class that behaves like a signed integer type including all operators, implicit conversions, and std::numeric_limits specializations.

This concept specifies requirements on types that can be incremented with the pre- and post-increment operators, but those increment operations are not necessarily equality-preserving, and the type itself is not required to be std::equality_comparable.

For std::weakly_incrementable types, a == b does not imply that ++a == ++b. Algorithms on weakly incrementable types must be single-pass algorithms. These algorithms can be used with istreams as the source of the input data through std::istream_iterator.

[edit] Semantic requirements

I models std::weakly_incrementable only if given only object i of type I:

  • The expressions ++i and i++ have the same domain
  • If i is incrementable, then both ++i and i++ advance i
  • If i is incrementable, then std::addressof(++i) == std::addressof(i)

[edit] See also

specifies that the increment operation on a weakly_incrementable type is equality-preserving and that the type is equality_comparable
(concept) [edit]