Use for_each function to add first element to each element in the list : for_each « STL Algorithms Non modifying sequence operations « C++ Tutorial

/* The following code example is taken from the book
 * "The C++ Standard Library - A Tutorial and Reference"
 * by Nicolai M. Josuttis, Addison-Wesley, 1999
 * (C) Copyright Nicolai M. Josuttis 1999.
 * Permission to copy, use, modify, sell and distribute this software
 * is granted provided this copyright notice appears in all copies.
 * This software is provided "as is" without express or implied
 * warranty, and with no claim as to its suitability for any purpose.
#include <iostream>
#include <list>
#include <algorithm>

using namespace std;

 * - prints optional C-string optcstr followed by
 * - all elements of the collection coll
 * - separated by spaces
template <class T>
inline void PRINT_ELEMENTS (const T& coll, const char* optcstr="")
    typename T::const_iterator pos;

    std::cout << optcstr;
    for (pos=coll.begin(); pos!=coll.end(); ++pos) {
        std::cout << *pos << ' ';
    std::cout << std::endl;

// function object that adds the value with which it is initialized
class AddValue {
    int theValue;    // the value to add
    // constructor initializes the value to add
    AddValue(int v) : theValue(v) {

    // the ''function call'' for the element adds the value
    void operator() (int& elem) const {
        elem += theValue;

int main()
    list<int> coll;

    // insert elements from 1 to 9
    for (int i=1; i<=9; ++i) {

    PRINT_ELEMENTS(coll,"initialized:                ");

    // add value of first element to each element
    for_each (coll.begin(), coll.end(),    // range
              AddValue(*coll.begin()));    // operation

    PRINT_ELEMENTS(coll,"after adding first element: ");
initialized:                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
after adding first element: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

25.11.1.Use for_each with predicate
25.11.2.Use for_each function to add value for each element
25.11.3.Use for_each function to add first element to each element in the list
25.11.4.Use for_each function to print all elements in a vector
25.11.5.Call custom function in for_each
25.11.6.Use custom function and for_each to calculate mean value
25.11.7.Use for_each() algorithm to show elements in a vector and do the summation
25.11.8.Using for_each to Display the Contents of a Collection
25.11.9.The square of every integer in a vector