Annex D (normative) Compatibility features [depr]

D.20 Deprecated iterator class template [depr.iterator]

The header <iterator> has the following addition: namespace std { template<class Category, class T, class Distance = ptrdiff_t, class Pointer = T*, class Reference = T&> struct iterator { using iterator_category = Category; using value_type = T; using difference_type = Distance; using pointer = Pointer; using reference = Reference; }; }
The iterator template may be used as a base class to ease the definition of required types for new iterators.
[Note 1:
If the new iterator type is a class template, then these aliases will not be visible from within the iterator class's template definition, but only to callers of that class.
— end note]
[Example 1:
If a C++ program wants to define a bidirectional iterator for some data structure containing double and such that it works on a large memory model of the implementation, it can do so with: class MyIterator : public iterator<bidirectional_iterator_tag, double, long, T*, T&> { // code implementing ++, etc. };
— end example]