◆ unique() [2/4]

template<typename ForwardIterator >
ForwardIterator thrust::unique ( ForwardIterator  first,
ForwardIterator  last 

For each group of consecutive elements in the range [first, last) with the same value, unique removes all but the first element of the group. The return value is an iterator new_last such that no two consecutive elements in the range [first, new_last) are equal. The iterators in the range [new_last, last) are all still dereferenceable, but the elements that they point to are unspecified. unique is stable, meaning that the relative order of elements that are not removed is unchanged.

This version of unique uses operator== to test for equality.

firstThe beginning of the input range.
lastThe end of the input range.
The end of the unique range [first, new_last).
Template Parameters
ForwardIteratoris a model of Forward Iterator, and ForwardIterator is mutable, and ForwardIterator's value_type is a model of Equality Comparable.

The following code snippet demonstrates how to use unique to compact a sequence of numbers to remove consecutive duplicates.

#include <thrust/unique.h>
const int N = 7;
int A[N] = {1, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1};
int *new_end = thrust::unique(A, A + N);
// The first four values of A are now {1, 3, 2, 1}
// Values beyond new_end are unspecified.
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