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C++20 STL Cookbook

By : Bill Weinman
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C++20 STL Cookbook

By: Bill Weinman

Overview of this book

Fast, efficient, and flexible, the C++ programming language has come a long way and is used in every area of the industry to solve many problems. The latest version C++20 will see programmers change the way they code as it brings a whole array of features enabling the quick deployment of applications. This book will get you up and running with using the STL in the best way possible. Beginning with new language features in C++20, this book will help you understand the language's mechanics and library features and offer insights into how they work. Unlike other books, the C++20 STL Cookbook takes an implementation-specific, problem-solution approach that will help you overcome hurdles quickly. You'll learn core STL concepts, such as containers, algorithms, utility classes, lambda expressions, iterators, and more, while working on real-world recipes. This book is a reference guide for using the C++ STL with its latest capabilities and exploring the cutting-edge features in functional programming and lambda expressions. By the end of the book C++20 book, you'll be able to leverage the latest C++ features and save time and effort while solving tasks elegantly using the STL.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Use reverse iterator adapters to iterate backward

A reverse iterator adapter is an abstraction that reverses the direction of an iterator class. It requires a bidirectional iterator.

How to do it…

Most bidirectional containers in the STL include a reverse iterator adapter. Other containers, such as the primitive C-array, do not. Let's look at some examples:

  • Let's start with the printc() function we've used throughout this chapter:
    void printc(const auto & c, const string_view s = "") {
        if(s.size()) cout << format("{}: ", s);
        for(auto e : c) cout << format("{} ", e);
        cout << '\n';

This uses a range-based for loop to print the elements of a container.

  • The range-based for loop works even with primitive C-arrays, which have no iterator class. So, our printc() function already works with a C-array:
    int main...