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program to swap two numbers using built in swap function from c++ standard library

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/* program to swap two numbers using built in swap function from c++ standard library What is swapping? It means exchange things with each other For more information have a look at swapping concept by Wikipedia Calling Methods: swap(); std:swap(); C++ code which take two numbers from user and swap using built in swap function. Program takes two input from user and displays numbers before and after swapping Note: If we remove std:: from swap at line number 20 than built in function will not run but The Function which has written above main will run If the function above the main is not written and we remove std:: from built in function than built in function will run When we call a function in a program compiler look into our code if compiler not found the function body which has called it look into standard library where he found the body it runs it. */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; void swap() { cout<<"this is my swap"; } int main() { int firstNum , secondNum; cout<<"Enter value for First Number: "; cin>>firstNum; cout<<"Enter value for Second Number: "; cin>>secondNum; cout<<"\n\n"; cout<<"Values BEFORE Calling Built in Swap Function"<<endl<<endl; cout<<"\tFirst Number = "<<firstNum<<endl; cout<<"\tSecond Number = "<<secondNum<<endl; cout<<"\n\n"; std::swap( firstNum , secondNum ); cout<<"Values AFTER Calling Bulit in Swap Function"<<endl<<endl; cout<<"\tFirst Number = "<<firstNum<<endl; cout<<"\tSecond Number = "<<secondNum<<endl; return 0; }
Utility Library swap() Function in C++
Exchange values of two objects. Exchanges the values of a and b. C++ Utility swap() function swaps or say interchanges the values of two containers under reference. The function std::swap() is a built-in function in the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) which swaps the value of two variables.
Syntax for Utility swap() Function in C++
#include <utility> //non-array (1) template <class T> void swap (T& a, T& b) noexcept (is_nothrow_move_constructible<T>::value && is_nothrow_move_assignable<T>::value); //array (2) template <class T, size_t N> void swap(T (&a)[N], T (&b)[N]) noexcept (noexcept(swap(*a,*b)));
a, b
Two objects, whose contents are swapped. Type T shall be move-constructible and move-assignable (or have swap defined for it, for version (2)). This function does not return any value. Many components of the standard library (within std) call swap in an unqualified manner to allow custom overloads for non-fundamental types to be called instead of this generic version: Custom overloads of swap declared in the same namespace as the type for which they are provided get selected through argument-dependent lookup over this generic version.
Complexity
Non-array: Constant: Performs exactly one construction and two assignments (although notice that each of these operations works on its own complexity). Array: Linear in N: performs a swap operation per element.
Data races
Both a and b are modified.
Exceptions
Throws if the construction or assignment of type T throws. Never throws if T is nothrow-move-constructible and nothrow-move-assignable. Note that if T does not fulfill the requirements specified above (in parameters), it causes undefined behavior.
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/* std::swap() is a built-in function in C++'s Standard Template Library. The function takes two values as input and swaps them. */ /* Exchange values of two objects by swap() function code example */ #include <utility> #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int even[] = {2, 4, 6, 8, 10}; int odd[] = {1, 3, 5, 7, 9}; // before std::cout << "odd: "; for(int x: odd) { std::cout << x << ' '; } std::cout << '\n'; std::cout << "even: "; for(int x: even) { std::cout << x << ' '; } std::cout << "\n\n"; // swapping arrays odd and even swap(odd, even); // after std::cout << "odd: "; for(int x: odd) { std::cout << x << ' '; } std::cout << '\n'; std::cout << "even: "; for(int x: even) { std::cout << x << ' '; } std::cout << '\n'; }
Standard Input Stream (cin) in C++
The cin object is used to accept input from the standard input device i.e. keyboard. It is defined in the iostream header file. C++ cin statement is the instance of the class istream and is used to read input from the standard input device which is usually a keyboard. The extraction operator(>>) is used along with the object cin for reading inputs. The extraction operator extracts the data from the object cin which is entered using the keyboard.
Syntax for Standard Input Stream (cin) in C++
cin >> var_name;
>>
is the extraction operator.
var_name
is usually a variable, but can also be an element of containers like arrays, vectors, lists, etc. The "c" in cin refers to "character" and "in" means "input". Hence cin means "character input". The cin object is used along with the extraction operator >> in order to receive a stream of characters. The >> operator can also be used more than once in the same statement to accept multiple inputs. The cin object can also be used with other member functions such as getline(), read(), etc. Some of the commonly used member functions are: • cin.get(char &ch): Reads an input character and stores it in ch. • cin.getline(char *buffer, int length): Reads a stream of characters into the string buffer, It stops when: it has read length-1 characters or when it finds an end-of-line character '\n' or the end of the file eof. • cin.read(char *buffer, int n): Reads n bytes (or until the end of the file) from the stream into the buffer. • cin.ignore(int n): Ignores the next n characters from the input stream. • cin.eof(): Returns a non-zero value if the end of file (eof) is reached. The prototype of cin as defined in the iostream header file is: extern istream cin; The cin object in C++ is an object of class istream. It is associated with the standard C input stream stdin. The cin object is ensured to be initialized during or before the first time an object of type ios_base::Init is constructed. After the cin object is constructed, cin.tie() returns &cout. This means that any formatted input operation on cin forces a call to cout.flush() if any characters are pending for output.
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/* Standard Input Stream (cin) in C++ language */ // cin with Member Functions #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { char name[20], address[20]; cout << "Name: "; // use cin with getline() cin.getline(name, 20); cout << "Address: "; cin.getline(address, 20); cout << endl << "You entered " << endl; cout << "Name = " << name << endl; cout << "Address = " << address; return 0; }
Namespaces in C++ Language
Consider a situation, when we have two persons with the same name, jhon, in the same class. Whenever we need to differentiate them definitely we would have to use some additional information along with their name, like either the area, if they live in different area or their mother's or father's name, etc. Same situation can arise in your C++ applications. For example, you might be writing some code that has a function called xyz() and there is another library available which is also having same function xyz(). Now the compiler has no way of knowing which version of xyz() function you are referring to within your code. A namespace is designed to overcome this difficulty and is used as additional information to differentiate similar functions, classes, variables etc. with the same name available in different libraries. Using namespace, you can define the context in which names are defined. In essence, a namespace defines a scope.
Defining a Namespace
A namespace definition begins with the keyword namespace followed by the namespace name as follows:
namespace namespace_name { // code declarations }
To call the namespace-enabled version of either function or variable, prepend (::) the namespace name as follows:
name::code; // code could be variable or function.
Using Directive
You can also avoid prepending of namespaces with the using namespace directive. This directive tells the compiler that the subsequent code is making use of names in the specified namespace.
Discontiguous Namespaces
A namespace can be defined in several parts and so a namespace is made up of the sum of its separately defined parts. The separate parts of a namespace can be spread over multiple files. So, if one part of the namespace requires a name defined in another file, that name must still be declared. Writing a following namespace definition either defines a new namespace or adds new elements to an existing one:
namespace namespace_name { // code declarations }
Nested Namespaces
Namespaces can be nested where you can define one namespace inside another name space as follows:
namespace namespace_name1 { // code declarations namespace namespace_name2 { // code declarations } }
• Namespace is a feature added in C++ and not present in C. • A namespace is a declarative region that provides a scope to the identifiers (names of the types, function, variables etc) inside it. • Multiple namespace blocks with the same name are allowed. All declarations within those blocks are declared in the named scope. • Namespace declarations appear only at global scope. • Namespace declarations can be nested within another namespace. • Namespace declarations don't have access specifiers. (Public or private) • No need to give semicolon after the closing brace of definition of namespace. • We can split the definition of namespace over several units.
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/* namespaces in C++ language */ // A C++ code to demonstrate that we can define // methods outside namespace. #include <iostream> using namespace std; // Creating a namespace namespace ns { void display(); class happy { public: void display(); }; } // Defining methods of namespace void ns::happy::display() { cout << "ns::happy::display()\n"; } void ns::display() { cout << "ns::display()\n"; } // Driver code int main() { ns::happy obj; ns::display(); obj.display(); return 0; }
Standard Output Stream (cout) in C++
The cout is a predefined object of ostream class. It is connected with the standard output device, which is usually a display screen. The cout is used in conjunction with stream insertion operator (<<) to display the output on a console. On most program environments, the standard output by default is the screen, and the C++ stream object defined to access it is cout.
Syntax for cout in C++
cout << var_name; //or cout << "Some String";
The syntax of the cout object in C++: cout << var_name; Or cout << "Some String";
<<
is the insertion operator
var_name
is usually a variable, but can also be an array element or elements of containers like vectors, lists, maps, etc. The "c" in cout refers to "character" and "out" means "output". Hence cout means "character output". The cout object is used along with the insertion operator << in order to display a stream of characters. The << operator can be used more than once with a combination of variables, strings, and manipulators. cout is used for displaying data on the screen. The operator << called as insertion operator or put to operator. The Insertion operator can be overloaded. Insertion operator is similar to the printf() operation in C. cout is the object of ostream class. Data flow direction is from variable to output device. Multiple outputs can be displayed using cout.
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/* standard output stream (cout) in C++ language */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { string str = "Do not interrupt me"; char ch = 'm'; // use cout with write() cout.write(str,6); cout << endl; // use cout with put() cout.put(ch); return 0; }
#include Directive in C++
#include is a way of including a standard or user-defined file in the program and is mostly written at the beginning of any C/C++ program. This directive is read by the preprocessor and orders it to insert the content of a user-defined or system header file into the following program. These files are mainly imported from an outside source into the current program. The process of importing such files that might be system-defined or user-defined is known as File Inclusion. This type of preprocessor directive tells the compiler to include a file in the source code program.
Syntax for #include Directive in C++
#include "user-defined_file"
Including using " ": When using the double quotes(" "), the preprocessor access the current directory in which the source "header_file" is located. This type is mainly used to access any header files of the user's program or user-defined files.
#include <header_file>
Including using <>: While importing file using angular brackets(<>), the the preprocessor uses a predetermined directory path to access the file. It is mainly used to access system header files located in the standard system directories. Header File or Standard files: This is a file which contains C/C++ function declarations and macro definitions to be shared between several source files. Functions like the printf(), scanf(), cout, cin and various other input-output or other standard functions are contained within different header files. So to utilise those functions, the users need to import a few header files which define the required functions. User-defined files: These files resembles the header files, except for the fact that they are written and defined by the user itself. This saves the user from writing a particular function multiple times. Once a user-defined file is written, it can be imported anywhere in the program using the #include preprocessor. • In #include directive, comments are not recognized. So in case of #include <a//b>, a//b is treated as filename. • In #include directive, backslash is considered as normal text not escape sequence. So in case of #include <a\nb>, a\nb is treated as filename. • You can use only comment after filename otherwise it will give error.
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/* using #include directive in C language */ #include <stdio.h> int main() { /* * C standard library printf function * defined in the stdio.h header file */ printf("I love you Clementine"); printf("I love you so much"); printf("HappyCodings"); return 0; }
Standard end line (endl) in C++
A predefined object of the class called iostream class is used to insert the new line characters while flushing the stream is called endl in C++. This endl is similar to \n which performs the functionality of inserting new line characters but it does not flush the stream whereas endl does the job of inserting the new line characters while flushing the stream. Hence the statement cout<<endl; will be equal to the statement cout<< '\n' << flush; meaning the new line character used along with flush explicitly becomes equivalent to the endl statement in C++.
Syntax for end line (endl) in C++
cout<< statement to be executed <<endl;
Whenever the program is writing the output data to the stream, all the data will not be written to the terminal at once. Instead, it will be written to the buffer until enough data is collected in the buffer to output to the terminal. But if are using flush in our program, the entire output data will be flushed to the terminal directly without storing anything in the buffer. Whenever there is a need to insert the new line character to display the output in the next line while flushing the stream, we can make use of endl in C++. Whenever there is a need to insert the new line character to display the output in the next line, we can make use of endl in '\n' character but it does not do the job of flushing the stream. So if we want to insert a new line character along with flushing the stream, we make use of endl in C++. Whenever the program is writing the output data to the stream, all the data will not be written to the terminal at once. Instead, it will be written to the buffer until enough data is collected in the buffer to output to the terminal. • It is a manipulator. • It doesn't occupy any memory. • It is a keyword and would not specify any meaning when stored in a string. • We cannot write 'endl' in between double quotations. • It is only supported by C++. • It keeps flushing the queue in the output buffer throughout the process.
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/* Standard end line (endl) in C++ language */ //The header file iostream is imported to enable us to use cout in the program #include <iostream> //a namespace called std is defined using namespace std; //main method is called int main( ) { //cout is used to output the statement cout<< "Welcome to "; //cout is used to output the statement along with endl to start the next statement in the new line and flush the output stream cout<< "C#"<<endl; //cout is used to output the statement along with endl to start the next statement in the new line and flush the output stream cout<< "Learning is fun"<<endl; }
Functions in C++
The function in C++ language is also known as procedure or subroutine in other programming languages. To perform any task, we can create function. A function can be called many times. It provides modularity and code reusability. Functions are used to provide modularity to a program. Creating an application using function makes it easier to understand, edit, check...
Defining a Function in C++
return-type function-name(parameter1, parameter2, ...) { // function-body }
return type
suggests what the function will return. It can be int, char, some pointer or even a class object. There can be functions which does not return anything, they are mentioned with void.
name
Function name is the name of the function, using the function name it is called.
parameters
Parameters are variables to hold values of arguments passed while function is called. A function may or may not contain parameter list.
body
Function body is the part where the code statements are written. Function declaration, is done to tell the compiler about the existence of the function. Function's return type, its name & parameter list is mentioned. Function body is written in its definition. Functions are called by their names. If the function is without argument, it can be called directly using its name. But for functions with arguments, we have two ways to call them: • Call by Value: In this calling technique we pass the values of arguments which are stored or copied into the formal parameters of functions. Hence, the original values are unchanged only the parameters inside function changes. • Call by Reference: In this we pass the address of the variable as arguments. In this case the formal parameter can be taken as a reference or a pointer, in both the case they will change the values of the original variable.
Advantage of Functions
• Code Reusability: By creating functions in C++, you can call it many times. So we don't need to write the same code again and again. • Code optimization: It makes the code optimized, we don't need to write much code.
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/* function with parameters in C++ language */ // program to print a text #include <iostream> using namespace std; // display a number void displayNum(int n1, float n2) { cout << "The int number is " << n1; cout << "The double number is " << n2; } int main() { int num1 = 5; double num2 = 5.5; // calling the function displayNum(num1, num2); return 0; }
main() Function in C++
A program shall contain a global function named main, which is the designated start of the program in hosted environment. main() function is the entry point of any C++ program. It is the point at which execution of program is started. When a C++ program is executed, the execution control goes directly to the main() function. Every C++ program have a main() function.
Syntax for main() Function in C++
void main() { ............ ............ }
void
void is a keyword in C++ language, void means nothing, whenever we use void as a function return type then that function nothing return. here main() function no return any value.
main
main is a name of function which is predefined function in C++ library. In place of void we can also use int return type of main() function, at that time main() return integer type value. 1) It cannot be used anywhere in the program a) in particular, it cannot be called recursively b) its address cannot be taken 2) It cannot be predefined and cannot be overloaded: effectively, the name main in the global namespace is reserved for functions (although it can be used to name classes, namespaces, enumerations, and any entity in a non-global namespace, except that a function called "main" cannot be declared with C language linkage in any namespace). 3) It cannot be defined as deleted or (since C++11) declared with C language linkage, constexpr (since C++11), consteval (since C++20), inline, or static. 4) The body of the main function does not need to contain the return statement: if control reaches the end of main without encountering a return statement, the effect is that of executing return 0;. 5) Execution of the return (or the implicit return upon reaching the end of main) is equivalent to first leaving the function normally (which destroys the objects with automatic storage duration) and then calling std::exit with the same argument as the argument of the return. (std::exit then destroys static objects and terminates the program). 6) (since C++14) The return type of the main function cannot be deduced (auto main() {... is not allowed). 7) (since C++20) The main function cannot be a coroutine.
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/* simple code example by main() function in C++ */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int day = 4; switch (day) { case 1: cout << "Monday"; break; case 2: cout << "Tuesday"; break; case 3: cout << "Wednesday"; break; case 4: cout << "Thursday"; break; case 5: cout << "Friday"; break; case 6: cout << "Saturday"; break; case 7: cout << "Sunday"; break; } return 0; }


Program sample takes the values of two large numbers as input and displays the computed value node with node in the resultant Linked List. Result of "subtraction" for two numbers