20 General utilities library [utilities]

20.20 Formatting [format]

20.20.6 Formatter [format.formatter]

20.20.6.1 Formatter requirements [formatter.requirements]

Table 67: Formatter requirements [tab:formatter]
Expression
Return type
Requirement
f.parse(pc)
PC​::​iterator
Parses format-spec ([format.string]) for type T in the range [pc.begin(), pc.end()) until the first unmatched character.
Throws format_­error unless the whole range is parsed or the unmatched character is }.
[Note 1:
This allows formatters to emit meaningful error messages.
— end note]
Stores the parsed format specifiers in *this and returns an iterator past the end of the parsed range.
f.format(t, fc)
FC​::​iterator
Formats t according to the specifiers stored in *this, writes the output to fc.out() and returns an iterator past the end of the output range.
The output shall only depend on t, fc.locale(), fc.arg(n) for any value n of type size_­t, and the range [pc.begin(), pc.end()) from the last call to f.parse(pc).
f.format(u, fc)
FC​::​iterator
As above, but does not modify u.