Socket: send stringstream

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    Socket: send stringstream

    Hey everyone,

    i have a working socket connection and want to send a stringstream. But send() does not accept stringstreams.

    What would be the best way to send the stringstream?

    Thank you!

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    crisis

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    Do you want to send the actual string collected in the stringstream? Use ss.str().c_str() to get a const char*, and send that.
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    thank you very much, CornedBee!

    i am always not sure when its smart to convert strings to chars because i dont have much experience yet

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    It's never smart, just sometimes necessary. The most common necessity is when you interact with a C API, like sockets.
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    And there is no C++ library for Sockets, right? Just to make sure that its correct to use the C socket library in my C++ project...

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    There are a few socket libraries. My personal favourite is Asio. ACE is also good, but much more of a framework - takes longer to learn.
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