F. Standard Library Functions

The most commonly used library functions fall into a few categories: string functions, data-conversion functions, single character functions, math functions, time functions, and randomization functions. This appendix provides an overview. Note that I do not cover I/O functions such as printf or fprintf, because I assume you are using C++ stream classes.

For more information on the stream objects cin, cout, and the stream classes, see Appendix G.

String (C-String) Functions

To use these functions, include the file <cstring>. The functions apply to traditional C char* strings, not to the STL string class.

In Table F.1, s, s1, and s2 are null-terminated char* strings; or rather, each of these equates to the address ...

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