initialize an array of strings

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    initialize an array of strings

    Is it more correct to do it with constructors, or just passing a const char pointer?

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
          string months[] = {
                 string("January"),
                 string("February"),
                 string("March"),
                 string("April"),
                 string("May"),
                 "June",
                 "July",
                 "August",
                 "September",
                 "October",
                 "November",
                 "December"
          };
          for(int i = 0; i < sizeof(months) / sizeof(months[0]); i++)
             cout << months[i] << endl;
          
          
          return 0;
    }

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    It is "correct" to do it either way. The difference is that wrapping a string literal around a constructor will make the conversion explicit (anyone sees and knows it occurs), where otherwise it is implicit. Explicit conversions are exactly what they say on the tin and this is why people prefer them.

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