<string> vs <cstring>

Hi, whenever you have a choice,
is it better programming practice to use <string > members or <cstring> members?

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That's quite straightforward - if you want to do it the C++ way, use '<string>', if you want to deal with NULL-terminated C-style strings, '<cstring>' is your friend.

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To complicate the matters, if writing C++, then naturally, as jkr said, <string> is preferred; however, when the application is mixed, with library functions, such as socket based applications, where the char* values are needed, then you need a mixture. And, sometimes, it becomes a little tricky to get the program working with both usages (but that is no reason to stop you from learning the correct way).
pgmerLAAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.
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