Re: unsigned char * to string

red floyd <no.spam@here.dude>
Mon, 19 Jun 2006 16:19:05 GMT
Dan wrote:

Victor Bazarov wrote: wrote:

Possibly a dumb question, but my c++ experience isn't that great.

I have a method:

static XMLRequest *parseXMLRequest(unsigned char *byte_buffer, size_t

byte_buffer is a pointer to a unsigned char array, but inside the
method I need to use it as a string to pass to another method. Can
anyone tell me the easiest/best way to convert? I've tried a couple of
things I thought might work, but I've had no luck so far.

Just cast it to (char*). What problems are you encountering?

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 > I was getting "could not be converted errors" I hadn't even thought of
 > casting. It seems to work now, thanks!
 > But can you tell me what happens when I cast? Is it making a copy of
 > the variable?

1. Please do not top-post. Rearranged to conform with comp.lang.c++

2. The cast doesn't make a copy, it tells the compiler "Please use this
unsigned char * as a char * instead, and yes, I know what I'm doing."
Whether or not you know what you're doing is up to you and your code.

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