C++ User-Defined Literals Standard user-defined literals for strings


Example

C++14

Those following string user literals are declared in the namespace std::literals::string_literals, where both literals and string_literals are inline namespaces. Access to these operators can be gained with using namespace std::literals, using namespace std::string_literals, and using namespace std::literals::string_literals.

#include <codecvt>
#include <iostream>
#include <locale>
#include <string>

int main()
{
    using namespace std::literals::string_literals;

    std::string s = "hello world"s;
    std::u16string s16 = u"hello world"s;
    std::u32string s32 = U"hello world"s;
    std::wstring ws = L"hello world"s;
    
    std::cout << s << std::endl;

    std::wstring_convert<std::codecvt_utf8_utf16<char16_t>, char16_t> utf16conv;
    std::cout << utf16conv.to_bytes(s16) << std::endl;

    std::wstring_convert<std::codecvt_utf8_utf16<char32_t>, char32_t> utf32conv;
    std::cout << utf32conv.to_bytes(s32) << std::endl;

    std::wcout << ws << std::endl;
}

Note:

Literal string may containing \0

std::string s1 = "foo\0\0bar";  // constructor from C-string: results in "foo"s
std::string s2 = "foo\0\0bar"s; // That string contains 2 '\0' in its middle