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Section: 29.7.8 [quoted.manip] Status: C++14 Submitter: Stephan T. Lavavej Opened: 2013-11-01 Last modified: 2016-02-10
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Given this code:
cout << "[" << left << setfill('x') << setw(20) << R"("AB \"CD\" EF")" << "]" << endl; cout << "[" << left << setfill('y') << setw(20) << quoted(R"(GH "IJ" KL)") << "]" << endl;
The first line prints ["AB \"CD\" EF"xxxxxx]. The second line should probably print ["GH \"IJ\" KL"yyyyyy], but 29.7.8 [quoted.manip]/2 doesn't say whether or how quoted() should interact with padding. All it says is that
"out << quoted(s, delim, escape) behaves as if it inserts the following characters into out using character inserter function templates (126.96.36.199.4)".
188.8.131.52.4 [ostream.inserters.character] specifies both single-character and null-terminated inserters, both referring to 184.108.40.206.1 [ostream.formatted.reqmts]/3 for padding. Literally implementing quoted() with single-character inserters would result in padding being emitted after the first character, with undesirable effects for ios_base::left.It appears that 220.127.116.11 [string.io]/5 has the appropriate incantations to follow here. It says that os << str
"Behaves as a formatted output function (18.104.22.168.1) of os. Forms a character sequence seq, initially consisting of the elements defined by the range [str.begin(), str.end()). Determines padding for seq as described in 22.214.171.124.1. Then inserts seq as if by calling os.rdbuf()->sputn(seq, n), where n is the larger of os.width() and str.size(); then calls os.width(0)."
Additionally, saying that it's a "formatted output function" activates 126.96.36.199.1 [ostream.formatted.reqmts]/1's wording for sentry objects.
[2014-02-14 Issaquah meeting: Move to Immediate]
This wording is relative to N3797.
Edit 29.7.8 [quoted.manip] as follows:
template <class charT> unspecified quoted(const charT* s, charT delim=charT('"'), charT escape=charT('\\')); template <class charT, class traits, class Allocator> unspecified quoted(const basic_string<charT, traits, Allocator>& s, charT delim=charT('"'), charT escape=charT('\\'));
-2- Returns: An object of unspecified type such that if out is an instance of basic_ostream with member type char_type the same as charT, then the expression out << quoted(s, delim, escape) behaves as
if it inserts the following characters into out using character inserter function templates (188.8.131.52.4), which may throw ios_base::failure (184.108.40.206.1):
Each character in s. If the character to be output is equal to escape or delim, as determined by operator==, first output escape.
The expression out << quoted(s, delim, escape) shall have type basic_ostream<charT, traits>& and value out.