7. Strings and Regular Expressions

Prefer the standard to the offbeat.

– Strunk & White

Introduction

Strings

string Implementation

Regular Expressions

Searching; Regular Expression Notation; Iterators

Advice

7.1. Introduction

Text manipulation is a major part of most programs. The C++ standard library offers a sting type to save most users from C-style manipulation of arrays of characters through pointers. In addition, regular expression matching is offered to help find patterns in text. The regular expressions are provided in a form similar to what is common in most modern languages. Both strings and regex objects can use a variety of character types (e.g., Unicode).

7.2. Strings

The standard library provides a string type to complement ...

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