21 Strings library [strings]

21.1 General [strings.general]

This Clause describes components for manipulating sequences of any non-array POD ([basic.types]) type. In this Clause such types are called char-like types, and objects of char-like types are called char-like objects or simply characters.

The following subclauses describe a character traits class, a string class, and null-terminated sequence utilities, as summarized in Table [tab:strings.lib.summary].

Table 61 — Strings library summary
Subclause Header(s)
[char.traits] Character traits <string>
[string.classes] String classes <string>
[c.strings] Null-terminated sequence utilities <cstring>