Re: No special meaning to '\0': just like any other character

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:34:20 +0200
* nagrik:

Alf P. Steinbach wrote:

* Alf P. Steinbach:

* nagrik:

I am reading an 'mpeg file' from the socket. In read socket I specify
a 'char* buffer' to read the file. However, the content of actual data
contain '\0' characters at various places.

When I read the full content I copy the char* buffer into a string type
variable. The code looks

int len;
char * buf[256];
int size = 256;
string content;

len = read(sockFd, buf, size);

content = buf;

  string content const( buf, buf + len );

Sorry, transposition errors are usually at the letter level, but somehow
here at the word level.

Should be

   string const content( buf, buf + len );

My content variable is already constructed so after I have buf with me,
the only operation
I am allowed is assignment.

Why don't you just move the declaration?

Or invent a new name?

Or if neither of these options feel right, use the named 'assign' member

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