As adjectives the difference between mutating and nonmutating
is that mutating
is causing or tending to cause mutation while nonmutating
is not mutating; not causing a change.
As a verb mutating
Causing or tending to cause mutation.
- The mutating process that cells undergo can lead to cancer.
(programming, of an object) Having the ability to make changes to data other than its makeup.
std::sort is a mutating algorithm.
begin() member of
std::string returns a mutating iterator.
Not mutating; not causing a change.