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NAME

       FBB::A2x - Objects performing ascii-to-x (anything) conversions

SYNOPSIS

       #include <bobcat/a2x>
       Linking option: -lbobcat

DESCRIPTION

       FBB::A2x  objects offer the C++ equivalent of the standard C++ string conversion functions
       like stol, stoul, stod etc. These standard C++ string functions are extremely  useful  and
       should  probably  be  preferred  over  using  the  members  of A2x objects, but A2x offers
       additional benefits in that it generalizes  these  functions  to  any  type  that  can  be
       extracted from a istream objects.

NAMESPACE

       FBB
       All  constructors,  members, and operators, mentioned in this man-page, are defined in the
       namespace FBB.

INHERITS FROM

       std::istringstream

CONSTRUCTORS

       o      A2x():
              This constructor constructs an empty A2x object. No information  can  be  converted
              from a  thus constructed A2x object.

       o      A2x(char const *text):
              This  constructor stores text. If text represents a textual value of some type, the
              A2x object may be used to initialize or assign this value to  a  variable  of  that
              particular type. Extraction, however is also still possible.

       o      A2x(std::string const &str):
              This  constructor  stores  the  text  contained  in  str. If this text represents a
              textual value of some type, the A2x object may be used to initialize or assign this
              value to a variable of that particular type. Extraction is also still possible.

       The copy and move constructors are available.

STATIC MEMBER FUNCTION

       o      bool lastFail():
              This  member  returns true if the last conversion failed (i.e., the object’s fail()
              member returned true and returns false otherwise).  This member  allows  checks  on
              the  success  of  the extraction/conversion using anonymous A2x objects. The member
              also returns true when no conversions have as yet been performed.
              Note that this member returns the value of a thread_local static member:  different
              threads cannot inspect other threads’ lastFail status.

MEMBER FUNCTION

       All members of the istringstream class are available.

       o      Type to():
              This  member returns any type Type supporting extractions from i[string]streams. If
              the extraction fails, the A2x object’s good() member returns false, and the  Type’s
              default  value  is  returned.  This  operator  was implemented as a template member
              function. There is also a type conversion operator available (see below),  but  the
              member function variant may be preferred over the conversion operator in situations
              where explicit disambiguation is required (e.g., in cases where a conversion has no
              obvious  type  solution  such  as  direct insertions) An example is provided in the
              EXAMPLE section below.

OVERLOADED OPERATORS

       o      operator Type():
              Conversion to any type Type supporting extractions from istreams. If the extraction
              fails,  the  A2x  object’s  good() member will return false, and the Type’s default
              value is returned. This operator was implemented as a member template.

       o      istream &operator>>(istream &, Type &):
              Extraction to any type Type supporting extractions from istreams. If the extraction
              fails,  the  A2x object’s good() member returns false, and the Type’s default value
              is returned (this facility is implied by the fact that  this  class  inherits  from
              istringstream,  but it’s probably useful to stress that the extraction operation is
              still available).

       o      A2x &operator=(char const *):
              Stores new text in the A2x object, resets the  status  flags  to  ios::good.  If  a
              0-pointer is passed, an empty string is stored.

       o      A2x &operator=(std::string const &):
              Stores  the  text  stored in the std::string argument in the A2x object, resets the
              status flags to ios::good.

       The overloaded assignment operator is available

EXAMPLE

           int x = A2x("12");

           A2x a2x("12.50");

           double d;

           d = a2x;

           a2x = "err";

           d = a2x;        // d now 0

           a2x = " a";

           char c = a2x;   // c now ’a’

                           // explicit conversion to `double’
           cout << A2x("12.4").to<double>() << endl;

FILES

       bobcat/a2x - defines the class interface

SEE ALSO

       bobcat(7), x2a(3bobcat)

BUGS

       None Reported.

DISTRIBUTION FILES

       o      bobcat_5.00.02-x.dsc: detached signature;

       o      bobcat_5.00.02-x.tar.gz: source archive;

       o      bobcat_5.00.02-x_i386.changes: change log;

       o      libbobcat1_5.00.02-x_*.deb: debian package holding the libraries;

       o      libbobcat1-dev_5.00.02-x_*.deb: debian package holding the libraries,  headers  and
              manual pages;

       o      http://sourceforge.net/projects/bobcat: public archive location;

BOBCAT

       Bobcat is an acronym of `Brokken’s Own Base Classes And Templates’.

COPYRIGHT

       This  is  free  software,  distributed  under  the terms of the GNU General Public License
       (GPL).

AUTHOR

       Frank B. Brokken (f.b.brokken@rug.nl).