Strings and Regular Expressions
Prefer the standard to the offbeat.
– Strunk & White
Text manipulation is a major part of most programs. The C++ standard library offers a
string type to save most users from C-style manipulation of arrays of characters through pointers. A
string_view type allows us to manipulate sequences of characters however they may be stored (e.g., in a
std::string or a
char). 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