What is auto in c++?

I saw a function auto in the tester’s code in editorial of IMPROVE(Jan LUNCHTIME 2017).

   auto makeMove = [&] (int i) {
	assert(p[i] != i);
	assert(p[i+1] != i + 1);
	swap(p[i], p[i+1]);

What it is actually? How it works? What is it’s syntax?

Here’s the link to editorial https://discuss.codechef.com/questions/90682/improve-editorial

And tester’s code https://s3.amazonaws.com/codechef_shared/download/Solutions/LTIME44/Tester/IMPROVE.cpp

I don’t use C++ myself so I cant help much, but I sure have found two links which I think might help you!


I hope it helps!! :slight_smile:

Here is a very nice editorial which will clear all doubts, that is why and where we should use auto data type!. codeforces

And next one is lambda expression that you are asking there! So in this tester solution lambda expression is used to swap the values in vector<>p. We used [&] to capture all external values like moves[], p[] vectors.
after that swap function swap the values here…

If you have doubt about lambda then you can refer here.

  1. Geeks
  2. Cppreference

Feel free to ask again if you have still doubt!

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jerry coffin explained it in a simplified manner while answering on stackoverflow …here is the link


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Auto means the increment operation will automatically works. I think this is the simple term you can understand easily. As you know there are increment and decrements operation you can use easily.

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