I'm in the final four weeks of my first c++ class, and as of yet we have not touched string literals. We have, about a month ago, gone over cstrings. I picked up a book that was recommended in this forum, "Accelerated C++" and they use string literals right from the start of the book.
Can someone tell me what and where one use a string literal and where a cstring? does a string literal end with a NULL? which type is preferred and could they be used interchangeably?