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is_trivial function in C++

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  • Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2021
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is_trivial function is used to check whether the given type T is a trivial class or not. It is a template is declared in <type_traits> header file. A trivial type is a type whose storage is contiguous (trivially copyable) and which only supports static default initialization (trivially default constructible), either cv-qualified or not. It includes scalar types, trivial classes, and arrays of any such types.

A trivial class is a class (defined with class, struct, or union) that is both trivially default constructible and trivially copyable, which implies that: 
It uses the implicitly defined default, copy and move constructors, copy and move assignments, and destructor.

  • It has no virtual members.
  • It has no non-static data members with a brace- or equal- initializers.
  • Its base class and non-static data members (if any) are themselves also trivial types.

is_trivial inherits from integral_constant as being either true_type or false_type, depending on whether T is a trivial type.


template  struct is_trivial;




// CPP program to illustrate is_trivial function
#include <iostream>
#include <type_traits>
using namespace std;
class A {
class B {
    B() {}
class C : B {
class D {
    virtual void fn() {}
// Driver Code
int main()
    std::cout << std::boolalpha;
    // Returns value in boolean type
    std::cout << "A: " << std::is_trivial<A>::value << endl;
    std::cout << "B: " << std::is_trivial<B>::value << endl;
    std::cout << "C: " << std::is_trivial<C>::value << endl;
    std::cout << "D: " << std::is_trivial<D>::value << endl;
    return 0;


A: true
B: false
C: false
D: false

Here, A is a class that has been passed as a parameter to the function is_trivial and it will return a value of integral constant type bool i.e. true or false. 

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