< cpp‎ | memory‎ | auto ptr
Dynamic memory management
Uninitialized storage
Garbage collection support
C Library
Low level memory management
auto_ptr& operator=( auto_ptr& r ) throw();
(1) (deprecated in C++11)
(removed in C++17)
template< class Y >
auto_ptr& operator=( auto_ptr<Y>& r ) throw();
(2) (deprecated in C++11)
(removed in C++17)
auto_ptr& operator=( auto_ptr_ref m ) throw();
(3) (deprecated in C++11)
(removed in C++17)

Replaces the managed object with the one managed by r.

1) Effectively calls reset(r.release()).
2) Effectively calls reset(r.release()). Y* must be implicitly convertible to T*.
3) Effectively calls reset(m.release()). auto_ptr_ref is an implementation-defined type that holds a reference to auto_ptr. std::auto_ptr is implicitly convertible to and from this type. The implementation is allowed to provide the template with a different name or implement equivalent functionality in other ways.


r - another auto_ptr to transfer the ownership of the object from
m - an implementation-defined type that holds a reference to auto_ptr

Return value



The constructor and the copy assignment operator from auto_ptr_ref is provided to allow copy-constructing and assigning std::auto_ptr from nameless temporaries. Since its copy constructor and copy assignment operator take the argument as non-const reference, they cannot bind rvalue arguments directly. However, a user-defined conversion can be executed (which releases the original auto_ptr), followed by a call to the constructor or copy-assignment operator that take auto_ptr_ref by value. This is an early implementation of move semantics.