What is the best way to return a class' private character array?
Posted on 2006-04-15
If a class has a private array member, what is the best way to return this?
Currently, I have it returning as const char* so that they may not alter it,
however this requires them to have a const array themselves, and I don't
know that I like that.
I also have tried a static variable as the return instead, however with this I
don't know that I like the memory being held until my application ends.
Then, I know I could return a string, or use new/delete... But at this point
I figured I would just come and get some input on what all of you feel is the
best way to go about doing such a thing.