C++ Template template parameters


Sometimes we would like to pass into the template a template type without fixing its values. This is what template template parameters are created for. Very simple template template parameter examples:

template <class T>
struct Tag1 { };

template <class T>
struct Tag2 { };

template <template <class> class Tag>
struct IntTag {
   typedef Tag<int> type;

int main() {
   IntTag<Tag1>::type t;
#include <vector>
#include <iostream>

template <class T, template <class...> class C, class U>
C<T> cast_all(const C<U> &c) {
   C<T> result(c.begin(), c.end());
   return result;

int main() {
   std::vector<float> vf = {1.2, 2.6, 3.7};
   auto vi = cast_all<int>(vf);
   for(auto &&i: vi) {
      std::cout << i << std::endl;