|Category: algorithms||Component type: function|
template <class BidirectionalIterator1, class BidirectionalIterator2> BidirectionalIterator2 copy_backward(BidirectionalIterator1 first, BidirectionalIterator1 last, BidirectionalIterator2 result);
The return value is result - (last - first)
vector<int> V(15); iota(V.begin(), V.end(), 1); copy_backward(V.begin(), V.begin() + 10, V.begin() + 15);
 Result is an iterator that points to the end of the output range. This is highly unusual: in all other STL algorithms that denote an output range by a single iterator, that iterator points to the beginning of the range.
 The order of assignments matters in the case where the input and output ranges overlap: copy_backward may not be used if result is in the range [first, last). That is, it may not be used if the end of the output range overlaps with the input range, but it may be used if the beginning of the output range overlaps with the input range; copy has opposite restrictions. If the two ranges are completely nonoverlapping, of course, then either algorithm may be used.
|Copyright © 2009 - 2011 Silicon Graphics International. All rights reserved.|