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    Note that fmemopen is not part of the C or C++ standard library.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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    you posted in the C++ forum. why not just use std::stringstream? it does exactly what you want, and unless your requirement is to use the archaic C-style FILE*, you'll be much better off doing it the C++ way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis
    why not just use std::stringstream? it does exactly what you want, and unless your requirement is to use the archaic C-style FILE*, you'll be much better off doing it the C++ way.
    Because in post #4...
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    If I could change the function, I would, but it is a part of a bigger system and I am not allowed to modify it..
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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