no match for ‘operator=’ (operand types are ‘std::basic_ostream’ and ‘int’)

#include <iostream>

int main() {
    int x = 42;
    std::cout = x;
    return 0;


  1. Include the necessary header file for input/output operations (#include <iostream>).
  2. Define the main function.
  3. Declare an integer variable x and initialize it with the value 42.
  4. Attempt to assign the value of x to the std::cout stream using the = operator.
  5. Note that there is an error in the assignment because the std::cout is an instance of std::basic_ostream (output stream), and the = operator is not defined for this type and the int type.
  6. This results in the compilation error: "no match for ‘operator=’ (operand types are ‘std::basic_ostream’ and ‘int’)."