What is the best string class to use?

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    What is the best string class to use?

    and why?

    I usally use sprintf with a charcter array, what is a comparable function in the string class?

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    It is my understanding that there is a sprintf for use in C++ also, but its in stdio.h
    and it has the same function as with C


    here is a site:

    http://www.cplusplus.com/ref/cstdio/sprintf.html

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    If you want to stay to a portable way of coding, std::string is the way to go. I don't know what it's formatting powers are though.

    If you are using Windows and MFC, CString is your friend. It has a Format function that takes exactly the same parameters like printf.
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    Use stringstreams for formatting with the standard string class. They use the '<<' operator so you don't have to specify format arguments.

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