This pattern is licensed under the CC0 Public Domain Dedication.
Requires c++98 or newer.
Write your class type objects to an output stream.
operator<< on lines 13–17, which takes a reference to an
std::ostream (the base class for all
output streams) and the
foo object we wish to write to the stream.
On line 16, we simply write a string representing the
foo object to
the steam and return a reference to the stream itself, allowing
this call to be chained.
Note that we declare this
operator<< as a
lines 6–7. This gives it access to
foo’s private member,
09 December 2017