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(C++11)(until C++20*)
(C++11)(deprecated in C++20)
Type trait constants
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Relationships and property queries
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(C++11)(deprecated in C++23)
(C++11)(deprecated in C++23)

(C++11)(until C++20*)(C++17)
Compile-time rational arithmetic
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Defined in header <type_traits>
template< class T >
struct is_trivially_copyable;
(since C++11)

std::is_trivially_copyable is a UnaryTypeTrait.

If T is a trivially copyable type, provides the member constant value equal to true. For any other type, value is false.

If std::remove_all_extents_t<T> is an incomplete type and not (possibly cv-qualified) void, the behavior is undefined.

If the program adds specializations for std::is_trivially_copyable or std::is_trivially_copyable_v, the behavior is undefined.


[edit] Template parameters

T - a type to check

[edit] Helper variable template

template< class T >
inline constexpr bool is_trivially_copyable_v = is_trivially_copyable<T>::value;
(since C++17)

Inherited from std::integral_constant

Member constants

true if T is a trivially copyable type, false otherwise
(public static member constant)

Member functions

operator bool
converts the object to bool, returns value
(public member function)
returns value
(public member function)

Member types

Type Definition
value_type bool
type std::integral_constant<bool, value>

[edit] Notes

Objects of trivially-copyable types that are not potentially-overlapping subobjects are the only C++ objects that may be safely copied with std::memcpy or serialized to/from binary files with std::ofstream::write() / std::ifstream::read().

[edit] Example

#include <type_traits>
struct A { int m; };
static_assert(std::is_trivially_copyable_v<A> == true);
struct B { B(B const&) {} };
static_assert(std::is_trivially_copyable_v<B> == false);
struct C { virtual void foo(); };
static_assert(std::is_trivially_copyable_v<C> == false);
struct D
    int m;
    D(D const&) = default; // -> trivially copyable
    D(int x) : m(x + 1) {}
static_assert(std::is_trivially_copyable_v<D> == true);
int main() {}

[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 2015 C++11 T could be an array of incomplete
class type with unknown bound
the behavior is
undefined in this case

[edit] See also

checks if a type is trivial
(class template) [edit]