The template class ostreambuf_iterator describes an output iterator object that writes successive character elements onto the output stream with the extraction operator>>. The ostreambuf_iterators differ from those of the ostream_iterator Class in having characters instead of a generic type at the type of object being inserted into the output stream.
template < class CharType = char class Traits = char_traits<CharType> >
- The type that represents the character type for the ostreambuf_iterator. This argument is optional and the default value is char.
- The type that represents the character type for the ostreambuf_iterator. This argument is optional and the default value is char_traits<CharType>.
The ostreambuf_iterator class must satisfy the requirements for an output iterator. Algorithms can be written directly to output streams using an ostreambuf_iterator. The class provides a low-level stream iterator that allows access to the raw (unformatted) I/O stream in the form of characters and the ability to bypass the buffering and character translations associated with the high-level stream iterators.