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C++ <forward_list> - swap() Function



The C++ forward_list::swap function is used to exchange all elements of one forward_list with all elements of another forward_list. To apply this function, the data-type of both forward_lists must be same, although the size may differ.

Syntax

void swap (forward_list& other);

Parameters

other Specify forward_list, whose elements need to be exchanged with another forward_list.

Return Value

None.

Time Complexity

Constant i.e, Θ(1).

Example:

In the example below, the forward_list::swap function is used to exchange all elements of forward_list flist1 with all elements of forward_list flist2.

#include <iostream>
#include <forward_list>
using namespace std;
 
int main (){
  forward_list<int> flist1{10, 20, 30, 40, 50};
  forward_list<int> flist2{5, 55, 555};

  forward_list<int>::iterator it;

  cout<<"Before Swapping, The flist1 contains:";
  for(it = flist1.begin(); it != flist1.end(); ++it)
    cout<<" "<<*it;
  cout<<"\nBefore Swapping, The flist2 contains:";
  for(it = flist2.begin(); it != flist2.end(); ++it)
    cout<<" "<<*it;

  flist1.swap(flist2);

  cout<<"\n\nAfter Swapping, The flist1 contains:";
  for(it = flist1.begin(); it != flist1.end(); ++it)
    cout<<" "<<*it;
  cout<<"\nAfter Swapping, The flist2 contains:";
  for(it = flist2.begin(); it != flist2.end(); ++it)
    cout<<" "<<*it;

  return 0;
}

The output of the above code will be:

Before Swapping, The flist1 contains: 10 20 30 40 50
Before Swapping, The flist2 contains: 5 55 555

After Swapping, The flist1 contains: 5 55 555
After Swapping, The flist2 contains: 10 20 30 40 50

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