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Document number: N3654
Quoted Strings Library Proposal (Revision 2)
by Beman Dawes
The proposed quoted stream I/O manipulator places delimiters, defaulted to double-quote ("), around strings on output, and strips off the delimiters on input. This ensures strings with embedded white space round-trip as desired. For example,std::stringstream ss; std::string original = "foolish me"; std::string round_trip; ss << quoted(original); ss >> quoted(round_trip); std::cout << original; // outputs: foolish me std::cout << round_trip; // outputs: foolish me assert(original == round_trip); // assert will not fire
If the string contains the delimiter character, on output that character will be preceded by an escape character, default to backslash (
\), as will the escape character itself:std::cout << quoted("She said \"Hi!\""); // outputs: "She said \"Hi!\""
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