Working with Text

Working with text will be one of the most regular tasks a C++ programmer will have to deal with. You are likely to need to read in user input, write out messages to the user or writing logging functionality for other programmers to more easily debug running programs. Unfortunately working with text is not an easy or straight-forward task. All too often programmers rush into the job and make fundamental errors with their text handling which become major issues later into their projects. The worst of these is not properly accounting for localized versions of text strings. Working with English character sets is generally ...

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