std::add_const in C++ with Examples

The std::add_const template of C++ STL is present in the <type_traits> header file. The std::add_const template of C++ STL is used to get the type T with const qualification. The std::is_volatile is used to check if type T is const qualified or not.

Header File:


Template Class:

template < class T >
struct add_const;



Parameter: The template std::add_const accepts a single parameter T(Trait class) which is used to declare the type T as a const qualified.

Below is the program to demonstrate std::add_const: in C++:






// C++ program to illustrate
// std::add_const
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
#include <type_traits>
using namespace std;
// Driver Code
int main()
    // Declare variable of type
    // int, const int, const int*,
    // int * const and const int&
    typedef add_const<int>::type A;
    typedef add_const<const int>::type B;
    typedef add_const<const int*>::type C;
    typedef add_const<int* const>::type D;
    typedef add_const<const int&>::type E;
    cout << std::boolalpha;
    // Checking const of the above
    // declared variables
    cout << "A is const int? "
         << is_same<const int, A>::value
         << endl;
    cout << "B is const int? "
         << is_same<const int, B>::value
         << endl;
    cout << "C is const int? "
         << is_same<const int, C>::value
         << endl;
    cout << "D is const int? "
         << is_same<const int, D>::value
         << endl;
    std::cout << "E is const int? "
              << is_same<const int, E>::value
              << endl;
    return 0;



A is const int? true
B is const int? true
C is const int? false
D is const int? false
E is const int? false


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