Subject: Re: [boost] [string] proposal
From: Patrick Horgan (phorgan1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-28 03:37:54
On 01/27/2011 06:05 AM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> ... elision by patrick
>> So what's the difference between a string for encoding human readable
>> text and a string that handles raw data?
> There is no difference, but because "string" connotes "human readable text" to most, using a different name for the raw storage class will dissociate that connotation from the raw storage.
Thank you. I've long thought that about std::string, people use it all
the time as a sequence of bytes.