How do I convert a long to a string in C++?

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How do I convert a long to a string in C++?

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9/19/2012 10:04:50 PM

Accepted Answer

You could use stringstream.

#include <sstream>

// ...
std::string number;
std::stringstream strstream;
strstream << 1L;
strstream >> number;

There is usually some proprietary C functions in the standard library for your compiler that does it too. I prefer the more "portable" variants though.

The C way to do it would be with sprintf, but that is not very secure. In some libraries there is new versions like sprintf_s which protects against buffer overruns.

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6/3/2009 10:37:09 PM

In C++11, there are actually std::to_string and std::to_wstring functions in <string>.

string to_string(int val);
string to_string(long val);
string to_string(long long val);
string to_string(unsigned val);
string to_string(unsigned long val);
string to_string(unsigned long long val);
string to_string(float val);
string to_string(double val);
string to_string (long double val);

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