[ace-users] ACE_String vs. std:string

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Mon Jul 9 15:01:09 CDT 2007

Hi Michael,

> I apologize if this has been asked a million times.
> Could anyone please comment on the differences between ACE_String_Base
> and std::string.

ACE_String_Base is a vestige from the days when the C++ Standard Library
wasn't widely/consistently available and we needed a more portable C++
string solution.  In general, I recommend using std::string whenever

> Of particular interest is thread safety (Linux, latest gcc) and
> performance.

I doubt there's much difference here.

take care,


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