What to do after Python?

Sheila King sheila at spamcop.net
Mon Feb 19 19:23:24 CET 2001

On Mon, 19 Feb 2001 07:31:32 -0600, Kenneth Loafman <ken at lt.com> wrote in
comp.lang.python in article <mailman.982589543.7737.python-list at python.org>:

:Rainer Deyke wrote:

:> The following is the correct ways of doing this in C++:
:> s = std::string(s.begin(), s.end() - 1);
:> Not using 'std::string' in C++ is analogous to not using the built-in string
:> type in Python.
:They were using CString under M$VC.  I don't think std::string existst
:on the M$ compilers.  Would make it too easy to port to the heathen UNIX
:boxen <grin>.

I just ran this code on my Win98 box, using MetroWerks CW 5:

#include <iostream>

using namespace std; //introduces namespace std

int main ( void )
	std::string s = "cat";
	cout << "Length of s is " << s.length() << endl;
	s = std::string(s.begin(), s.end() - 1);
	cout << "here comes s: \n";
	cout << s << endl;
	return 0;

Here is the output:

Length of s is 3
here comes s: 

I think that the standard namespace is available on my Win98 machine.

Scary, huh?

Sheila King

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