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Appending strings onto a string

Posted on 2004-10-18
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I am trying to do the following:
If there is a match, I need to append a string onto an existing one.
How is the implementation done using std strings?

std::string fscript;

for .....
{
   //if match
    add on a string and " " to end of existing string...

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Question by:jewee
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The simplest way would be to
simply add the new string to fscript in the loop:
for (..do whatever..) {
    ....
    fscript += yourHit;
}

Also look here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Cplusplus/Q_20980456.html
if there are speed, performence issues attached.
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Apart from using the operator '+=', 'std::string' also has a member function 'append()' which pretty much does what the name suggests.
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by:itsmeandnobodyelse
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>> add on a string and " " to end of existing string...

maybe it's better to add space character first ...

   std::string fscript, word;
 
   while ( !end )
   {
      ...
      word = nextWord();
      if ( match )
      {
           fscript += ' ';
           fscript += word;
      }
    }

Note, you cannot not do it by one statement

    fscript += (' ' + word);   // compile error

as std::string has no operator + (..) but only operator += (..) .

Regards, Alex





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Alex, your solution is good... but you should be able to do
     fscript += " " + word;

I just tried in g++ on my pc and it worked like that.  

Weird, eh?

Gustavo.
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