20 General utilities library [utilities]

20.5 Tuples [tuple]

20.5.7 Element access [tuple.elem]

template<size_t I, class... Types> constexpr tuple_element_t<I, tuple<Types...>>& get(tuple<Types...>& t) noexcept; template<size_t I, class... Types> constexpr tuple_element_t<I, tuple<Types...>>&& get(tuple<Types...>&& t) noexcept; // Note A template<size_t I, class... Types> constexpr const tuple_element_t<I, tuple<Types...>>& get(const tuple<Types...>& t) noexcept; // Note B template<size_t I, class... Types> constexpr const tuple_element_t<I, tuple<Types...>>&& get(const tuple<Types...>&& t) noexcept;
Mandates: .
Returns: A reference to the element of t, where indexing is zero-based.
[Note A 1:
If a type T in Types is some reference type X&, the return type is X&, not X&&.
However, if the element type is a non-reference type T, the return type is T&&.
— end note]
[Note B 2:
Constness is shallow.
If a type T in Types is some reference type X&, the return type is X&, not const X&.
However, if the element type is a non-reference type T, the return type is const T&.
This is consistent with how constness is defined to work for non-static data members of reference type.
— end note]
template<class T, class... Types> constexpr T& get(tuple<Types...>& t) noexcept; template<class T, class... Types> constexpr T&& get(tuple<Types...>&& t) noexcept; template<class T, class... Types> constexpr const T& get(const tuple<Types...>& t) noexcept; template<class T, class... Types> constexpr const T&& get(const tuple<Types...>&& t) noexcept;
Mandates: The type T occurs exactly once in Types.
Returns: A reference to the element of t corresponding to the type T in Types.
[Example 1: const tuple<int, const int, double, double> t(1, 2, 3.4, 5.6); const int& i1 = get<int>(t); // OK, i1 has value 1 const int& i2 = get<const int>(t); // OK, i2 has value 2 const double& d = get<double>(t); // error: type double is not unique within t — end example]
[Note 3:
The reason get is a non-member function is that if this functionality had been provided as a member function, code where the type depended on a template parameter would have required using the template keyword.
— end note]