26 Containers library [containers]

26.3 Sequence containers [sequences]

26.3.11 Class template vector [vector] Class template vector overview [vector.overview]

A vector is a sequence container that supports (amortized) constant time insert and erase operations at the end; insert and erase in the middle take linear time. Storage management is handled automatically, though hints can be given to improve efficiency.

A vector satisfies all of the requirements of a container and of a reversible container, of a sequence container, including most of the optional sequence container requirements, of an allocator-aware container, and, for an element type other than bool, of a contiguous container. The exceptions are the push_­front, pop_­front, and emplace_­front member functions, which are not provided. Descriptions are provided here only for operations on vector that are not described in one of these tables or for operations where there is additional semantic information.

namespace std {
  template <class T, class Allocator = allocator<T>>
  class vector {
    // types:
    using value_type             = T;
    using allocator_type         = Allocator;
    using pointer                = typename allocator_traits<Allocator>::pointer;
    using const_pointer          = typename allocator_traits<Allocator>::const_pointer;
    using reference              = value_type&;
    using const_reference        = const value_type&;
    using size_type              = implementation-defined; // see [container.requirements]
    using difference_type        = implementation-defined; // see [container.requirements]
    using iterator               = implementation-defined; // see [container.requirements]
    using const_iterator         = implementation-defined; // see [container.requirements]
    using reverse_iterator       = std::reverse_iterator<iterator>;
    using const_reverse_iterator = std::reverse_iterator<const_iterator>;

    // [vector.cons], construct/copy/destroy
    vector() noexcept(noexcept(Allocator())) : vector(Allocator()) { }
    explicit vector(const Allocator&) noexcept;
    explicit vector(size_type n, const Allocator& = Allocator());
    vector(size_type n, const T& value, const Allocator& = Allocator());
    template <class InputIterator>
      vector(InputIterator first, InputIterator last, const Allocator& = Allocator());
    vector(const vector& x);
    vector(vector&&) noexcept;
    vector(const vector&, const Allocator&);
    vector(vector&&, const Allocator&);
    vector(initializer_list<T>, const Allocator& = Allocator());
    vector& operator=(const vector& x);
    vector& operator=(vector&& x)
      noexcept(allocator_traits<Allocator>::propagate_on_container_move_assignment::value ||
    vector& operator=(initializer_list<T>);
    template <class InputIterator>
      void assign(InputIterator first, InputIterator last);
    void assign(size_type n, const T& u);
    void assign(initializer_list<T>);
    allocator_type get_allocator() const noexcept;

    // iterators:
    iterator               begin() noexcept;
    const_iterator         begin() const noexcept;
    iterator               end() noexcept;
    const_iterator         end() const noexcept;
    reverse_iterator       rbegin() noexcept;
    const_reverse_iterator rbegin() const noexcept;
    reverse_iterator       rend() noexcept;
    const_reverse_iterator rend() const noexcept;

    const_iterator         cbegin() const noexcept;
    const_iterator         cend() const noexcept;
    const_reverse_iterator crbegin() const noexcept;
    const_reverse_iterator crend() const noexcept;

    // [vector.capacity], capacity
    bool      empty() const noexcept;
    size_type size() const noexcept;
    size_type max_size() const noexcept;
    size_type capacity() const noexcept;
    void      resize(size_type sz);
    void      resize(size_type sz, const T& c);
    void      reserve(size_type n);
    void      shrink_to_fit();

    // element access:
    reference       operator[](size_type n);
    const_reference operator[](size_type n) const;
    const_reference at(size_type n) const;
    reference       at(size_type n);
    reference       front();
    const_reference front() const;
    reference       back();
    const_reference back() const;

    // [vector.data], data access
    T*       data() noexcept;
    const T* data() const noexcept;

    // [vector.modifiers], modifiers
    template <class... Args> reference emplace_back(Args&&... args);
    void push_back(const T& x);
    void push_back(T&& x);
    void pop_back();

    template <class... Args> iterator emplace(const_iterator position, Args&&... args);
    iterator insert(const_iterator position, const T& x);
    iterator insert(const_iterator position, T&& x);
    iterator insert(const_iterator position, size_type n, const T& x);
    template <class InputIterator>
      iterator insert(const_iterator position, InputIterator first, InputIterator last);
    iterator insert(const_iterator position, initializer_list<T> il);
    iterator erase(const_iterator position);
    iterator erase(const_iterator first, const_iterator last);
    void     swap(vector&)
      noexcept(allocator_traits<Allocator>::propagate_on_container_swap::value ||
    void     clear() noexcept;

  template<class InputIterator,
           class Allocator = allocator<typename iterator_traits<InputIterator>::value_type>>
    vector(InputIterator, InputIterator, Allocator = Allocator())
      -> vector<typename iterator_traits<InputIterator>::value_type, Allocator>;

  template <class T, class Allocator>
    bool operator==(const vector<T, Allocator>& x, const vector<T, Allocator>& y);
  template <class T, class Allocator>
    bool operator< (const vector<T, Allocator>& x, const vector<T, Allocator>& y);
  template <class T, class Allocator>
    bool operator!=(const vector<T, Allocator>& x, const vector<T, Allocator>& y);
  template <class T, class Allocator>
    bool operator> (const vector<T, Allocator>& x, const vector<T, Allocator>& y);
  template <class T, class Allocator>
    bool operator>=(const vector<T, Allocator>& x, const vector<T, Allocator>& y);
  template <class T, class Allocator>
    bool operator<=(const vector<T, Allocator>& x, const vector<T, Allocator>& y);

  // [vector.special], specialized algorithms
  template <class T, class Allocator>
    void swap(vector<T, Allocator>& x, vector<T, Allocator>& y)

An incomplete type T may be used when instantiating vector if the allocator satisfies the allocator completeness requirements. T shall be complete before any member of the resulting specialization of vector is referenced.