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Function replace_head_copy

boost::algorithm::replace_head_copy — Replace head algorithm.


template<typename OutputIteratorT, typename Range1T, typename Range2T> 
replace_head_copy(OutputIteratorT Output, const Range1T & Input, 
unsigned int N, const Range2T & Format);
template<typename SequenceT, typename RangeT> 
SequenceT replace_head_copy(const SequenceT & Input, unsigned int N, 
const RangeT & Format);


Replace the head of the input with the given format string. The head is a prefix of a string of given size. If the sequence is shorter then required, whole string if considered to be the head. The result is a modified copy of the input. It is returned as a sequence or copied to the output iterator.



A substitute string


An input string


Length of the head


An output iterator to which the result will be copied

Returns: An output iterator pointing just after the last inserted character or a modified copy of the input
Notes: The second variant of this function provides the strong exception-safety guarantee

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