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boost::type_traits::is_array Template in C++
  • Last Updated : 30 Mar, 2020
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The std::boost::is_array template of Boost C++ Library used to check whether the given type is an array type or not. It returns a boolean value showing the same.

Header Files:

#include "boost/type_traits/is_array.hpp" 
or 
#include "boost/type_traits.hpp"

Template Class:

template <class T>
struct is_array : public true_type-or-false_type {};

If T is an array type then inherits from true_type else inherits from false_type.

Syntax:



boost::integral_constant ::value
boost::integral_constant ::value_type
boost::integral_constant ::type

Parameter: This template accepts a single parameter T(Trait class) to check whether T is a pointer type or not.

Accepted Arguments:

typename T
volatile T []
const volatile T []
const T []
T []
const volatile T[N]
volatile T [N]
const T [N]
T [N]

Return Value: This template returns a boolean value as shown below:

  • True: If the type is a pointer value.
  • False: If the type is a not pointer value.

Below programs illustrate the std::boost::type_traits::is_array template:
Program 1:




// C++ program to illustrate std::is_array template
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
#include <boost/type_traits/is_array.hpp>
#include <boost/typeof/typeof.hpp>
using namespace std;
  
// Main Program
int main()
{
    cout << "is_array: \n";
    cout << "int[]: "
         << boost::is_array<int[]>::value
         << "\n";
    cout << "char[]: "
         << "boost::is_array<char[]>::value"
         << "\n";
  
    cout << "double[20]: "
         << boost::is_array<double[20]>::value
         << "\n";
    cout << "float[30]: "
         << boost::is_array<float[30]>::value
         << "\n";
  
    cout << "bool[][6]: "
         << boost::is_array<bool[][6]>::value
         << "\n";
    cout << "long[56][34][98]: "
         << boost::is_array<long[56][34][98]>::value
         << "\n";
  
    bool a[98];
  
    cout << "bool a[98]: "
         << boost::is_array<decltype(a)>::value
         << "\n";
  
    char c[0];
  
    cout << "char c[0]: "
         << boost::is_array<decltype(c)>::value
         << "\n";
  
    return 0;
}
Output:
is_array: 
int[]: 1
char[]: boost::is_array::value
double[20]: 1
float[30]: 1
bool[][6]: 1
long[56][34][98]: 1
bool a[98]: 1
char c[0]: 0

Program 2:




// C++ program to illustrate std::is_array template
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
#include <boost/type_traits/is_array.hpp>
#include <boost/typeof/typeof.hpp>
using namespace std;
  
// A Structure
struct sturec {
    int x, y;
    float a, b;
    long t[90];
};
  
// A Class
class student {
private:
    string name;
    int roll_no;
  
public:
    student(string name, int roll_no);
    string studentName(int roll_no);
};
  
// Parameterized Constructor
student::student(string name, int roll_no)
{
    this->name = name;
    this->roll_no = roll_no;
}
  
// Function that return the name
// of the student
string student::studentName(int roll_no)
{
    return this->name;
}
  
// Main Program
int main()
{
    cout << "is_array: \n";
  
    sturec s;
    sturec p[3];
  
    cout << "instance of structure: "
         << boost::is_array<decltype(s)>::value
         << "\n";
    cout << "array of structure: "
         << boost::is_array<decltype(p)>::value
         << "\n";
  
    // Instance of Class
    student S("GeeksforGeeks", 11840520);
    cout << "instance of a class: "
         << boost::is_array<decltype(S)>::value
         << "\n";
  
    // Array of Class
    student a[3] = {
        { "Abc Def", 11840820 },
        { "Xyz Xyz", 11840220 },
        { "ABcd Gfgh", 11840950 }
    };
  
    cout << "array of a class: "
         << boost::is_array<decltype(a)>::value
         << "\n";
  
    return 0;
}
Output:
is_array: 
instance of structure: 0
array of structure: 1
instance of a class: 0
array of a class: 1
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