On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 08:16:37AM +0100, Christophe de Dinechin wrote:
> Using std::string by default is *not* considered a good practice in
> C++. The reference for C++ good practices are probably best summarized
> by the C++ Core Guidelines:
> https://github.com/isocpp/CppCoreGuidelines/blob/master/CppCoreGuidelines.md.
> Regarding strings, see
> https://github.com/isocpp/CppCoreGuidelines/blob/master/CppCoreGuidelines.md#Rstr-zstring,
> which specifically states this:
>       Don't convert a C-style string to string unless there is a reason to.
> “abc” is a C-style string, even in C++. You should pass it around as const 
> char *, aka czstring as long as you can. *That* is the C++ good practice 

For maximal clarity, the link that you gave says *not* to use const char
*, but to use czstring instead... This does not say to "pass it around
as const char *".


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