Let t1 and t2 be equality-preserving expressions that denote
distinct equal objects of type T, and let u1 and u2
similarly denote distinct equal objects of type U.

An operation
*exchanges the values* denoted by t1 and u1 if and only
if the operation modifies neither t2 nor u2 and:

- If T and U are the same type, the result of the operation is that t1 equals u2 and u1 equals t2.
- If T and U are different types that model CommonReference<const T&, const U&>, the result of the operation is that C(t1) equals C(u2) and C(u1) equals C(t2) where C is common_reference_t<const T&, const U&>.

The expression
ranges::swap(E1, E2) for some subexpressions E1
and E2 is expression-equivalent to an expression
S determined as follows:

- S is (void)swap(E1, E2)222 if E1 or E2 has class or enumeration type ([basic.compound]) and that expression is valid, with overload resolution performed in a context that includes the declaration
template<class T> void swap(T&, T&) = delete;

and does not include a declaration of ranges::swap.If the function selected by overload resolution does not exchange the values denoted by E1 and E2, the program is ill-formed with no diagnostic required. - Otherwise, if E1 and E2 are lvalues of array types ([basic.compound]) with equal extent and ranges::swap(*E1, *E2) is a valid expression, S is (void)ranges::swap_ranges(E1, E2), except that noexcept(S) is equal to noexcept(ranges::swap(*E1, *E2)).
- Otherwise, if E1 and E2 are lvalues of the same type T that models MoveConstructible<T> and Assignable<T&, T>, S is an expression that exchanges the denoted values.S is a constant expression if
- T is a literal type ([basic.types]),
- both E1 = std::move(E2) and E2 = std::move(E1) are constant subexpressions ([defns.const.subexpr]), and
- the full-expressions of the initializers in the declarations
T t1(std::move(E1)); T t2(std::move(E2));

are constant subexpressions.

noexcept(S) is equal to is_nothrow_move_constructible_v<T> && is_nothrow_move_assignable_v<T>. - Otherwise, ranges::swap(E1, E2) is ill-formed.

[ Note

: *end note*

]Whenever ranges::swap(E1, E2) is a valid expression, it
exchanges the values denoted by
E1 and E2 and has type void.

— ```
template<class T>
concept Swappable = requires(T& a, T& b) { ranges::swap(a, b); };
```

```
template<class T, class U>
concept SwappableWith =
CommonReference<const remove_reference_t<T>&, const remove_reference_t<U>&> &&
requires(T&& t, U&& u) {
ranges::swap(std::forward<T>(t), std::forward<T>(t));
ranges::swap(std::forward<U>(u), std::forward<U>(u));
ranges::swap(std::forward<T>(t), std::forward<U>(u));
ranges::swap(std::forward<U>(u), std::forward<T>(t));
};
```

[ Example

: *end example*

]User code can ensure that the evaluation of swap calls
is performed in an appropriate context under the various conditions as follows:

— #include <cassert> #include <concepts> #include <utility> namespace ranges = std::ranges; template<class T, std::SwappableWith<T> U> void value_swap(T&& t, U&& u) { ranges::swap(std::forward<T>(t), std::forward<U>(u)); } template<std::Swappable T> void lv_swap(T& t1, T& t2) { ranges::swap(t1, t2); } namespace N { struct A { int m; }; struct Proxy { A* a; }; Proxy proxy(A& a) { return Proxy{ &a }; } void swap(A& x, Proxy p) { ranges::swap(x.m, p.a->m); } void swap(Proxy p, A& x) { swap(x, p); } // satisfy symmetry requirement } int main() { int i = 1, j = 2; lv_swap(i, j); assert(i == 2 && j == 1); N::A a1 = { 5 }, a2 = { -5 }; value_swap(a1, proxy(a2)); assert(a1.m == -5 && a2.m == 5); }