25 Iterators library [iterators]

25.3 Iterator requirements [iterator.requirements]

25.3.4 Iterator concepts [iterator.concepts]

25.3.4.10 Concept output_­iterator [iterator.concept.output]

The output_­iterator concept defines requirements for a type that can be used to write values (from the requirement for indirectly_­writable ([iterator.concept.writable])) and which can be both pre- and post-incremented.
[Note 1:
Output iterators are not required to model equality_­comparable.
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template<class I, class T> concept output_­iterator = input_­or_­output_­iterator<I> && indirectly_­writable<I, T> && requires(I i, T&& t) { *i++ = std::forward<T>(t); // not required to be equality-preserving };
Let E be an expression such that decltype((E)) is T, and let i be a dereferenceable object of type I.
I and T model output_­iterator<I, T> only if *i++ = E; has effects equivalent to: *i = E; ++i;
Recommended practice: The implementation of an algorithm on output iterators should never attempt to pass through the same iterator twice; such an algorithm should be a single-pass algorithm.