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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.String.Convert
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-18 09:53:12

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:59 PM
Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Andrey Semashev
> <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> >>
> >> to_string doesn't need a template parameter.
> >
> > Actually, it does, since I might want different string
> types to get. Right
> > now there are string and wstring, and more are coming in C++0x.
> I've needed to convert things specifically to std::string plenty of
> times to justify a simple interface where to_string returns
> std::string. I want to be able, in a header file, to just say:
> struct foo;
> std::string to_string( foo const & );
> std::string to_string( foo const &, fmt );

Both are possible with std::string being implemented via ordinary functions and wstring and others via function templates.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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