# 28 Algorithms library [algorithms]

## 28.5 Non-modifying sequence operations [alg.nonmodifying]

### 28.5.13 Search [alg.search]

```template<class ForwardIterator1, class ForwardIterator2> ForwardIterator1 search(ForwardIterator1 first1, ForwardIterator1 last1, ForwardIterator2 first2, ForwardIterator2 last2); template<class ExecutionPolicy, class ForwardIterator1, class ForwardIterator2> ForwardIterator1 search(ExecutionPolicy&& exec, ForwardIterator1 first1, ForwardIterator1 last1, ForwardIterator2 first2, ForwardIterator2 last2); template<class ForwardIterator1, class ForwardIterator2, class BinaryPredicate> ForwardIterator1 search(ForwardIterator1 first1, ForwardIterator1 last1, ForwardIterator2 first2, ForwardIterator2 last2, BinaryPredicate pred); template<class ExecutionPolicy, class ForwardIterator1, class ForwardIterator2, class BinaryPredicate> ForwardIterator1 search(ExecutionPolicy&& exec, ForwardIterator1 first1, ForwardIterator1 last1, ForwardIterator2 first2, ForwardIterator2 last2, BinaryPredicate pred); ```

Effects: Finds a subsequence of equal values in a sequence.

Returns: The first iterator i in the range [first1, last1 - (last2-first2)) such that for every non-negative integer n less than last2 - first2 the following corresponding conditions hold: *(i + n) == *(first2 + n), pred(*(i + n), *(first2 + n)) != false. Returns first1 if [first2, last2) is empty, otherwise returns last1 if no such iterator is found.

Complexity: At most (last1 - first1) * (last2 - first2) applications of the corresponding predicate.

```template<class ForwardIterator, class Size, class T> ForwardIterator search_n(ForwardIterator first, ForwardIterator last, Size count, const T& value); template<class ForwardIterator, class Size, class T, class BinaryPredicate> ForwardIterator search_n(ForwardIterator first, ForwardIterator last, Size count, const T& value, BinaryPredicate pred); template<class ExecutionPolicy, class ForwardIterator, class Size, class T> ForwardIterator search_n(ExecutionPolicy&& exec, ForwardIterator first, ForwardIterator last, Size count, const T& value); template<class ExecutionPolicy, class ForwardIterator, class Size, class T, class BinaryPredicate> ForwardIterator search_n(ExecutionPolicy&& exec, ForwardIterator first, ForwardIterator last, Size count, const T& value, BinaryPredicate pred); ```

Requires: The type Size shall be convertible to integral type ([conv.integral], [class.conv]).

Effects: Finds a subsequence of equal values in a sequence.

Returns: The first iterator i in the range [first, last-count) such that for every non-negative integer n less than count the following corresponding conditions hold: *(i + n) == value, pred(*(i + n),value) != false. Returns last if no such iterator is found.

Complexity: At most last - first applications of the corresponding predicate.

```template<class ForwardIterator, class Searcher> ForwardIterator search(ForwardIterator first, ForwardIterator last, const Searcher& searcher); ```

Effects: Equivalent to: return searcher(first, last).first;

Remarks: Searcher need not meet the CopyConstructible requirements.