22 Iterators library [iterators]

22.5 Iterator adaptors [predef.iterators]

22.5.4 Common iterators [iterators.common] Accessors [common.iter.access]

decltype(auto) operator*(); decltype(auto) operator*() const requires dereferenceable<const I>;
Expects: holds_­alternative<I>(v_­).
Effects: Equivalent to: return *get<I>(v_­);
decltype(auto) operator->() const requires see below;
The expression in the requires clause is equivalent to:
Readable<const I> &&
(requires(const I& i) { i.operator->(); } ||
 is_reference_v<iter_reference_t<I>> ||
 Constructible<iter_value_t<I>, iter_reference_t<I>>)
Expects: holds_­alternative<I>(v_­).
  • If I is a pointer type or if the expression get<I>(v_­).operator->() is well-formed, equivalent to: return get<I>(v_­);
  • Otherwise, if iter_­reference_­t<I> is a reference type, equivalent to:
    auto&& tmp = *get<I>(v_);
    return addressof(tmp);
  • Otherwise, equivalent to: return proxy(*get<I>(v_­)); where proxy is the exposition-only class:
    class proxy {
      iter_value_t<I> keep_;
      proxy(iter_reference_t<I>&& x)
        : keep_(std::move(x)) {}
      const iter_value_t<I>* operator->() const {
        return addressof(keep_);