< cpp‎ | experimental‎ | fs‎ | path
Technical specifications
Filesystem library (filesystem TS)
Library fundamentals (library fundamentals TS)
Library fundamentals 2 (library fundamentals TS v2)
Library fundamentals 3 (library fundamentals TS v3)
Extensions for parallelism (parallelism TS)
Extensions for parallelism 2 (parallelism TS v2)
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Extensions for concurrency 2 (concurrency TS v2)
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template< class CharT, class Traits = std::char_traits<CharT>,

          class Alloc = std::allocator<CharT> >

    generic_string( const Alloc& a = Alloc() ) const;
(1) (filesystem TS)
(2) (filesystem TS)
std::string generic_string() const;
std::wstring generic_wstring() const;
std::string generic_u8string() const;
std::u16string generic_u16string() const;
std::u32string generic_u32string() const;

Returns the internal pathname in generic pathname format, converted to specific string type. Conversion, if any, is specified in todo. The / character is used as the directory separator.

1) All memory allocations are performed by a.
2) The encoding in the case of u8string() is always UTF-8.


[edit] Parameters

a - allocator to construct the string with
CharT must be one of the encoded character types (char, wchar_t, char16_t and char32_t)

[edit] Return value

The internal pathname in generic pathname format, converted to specified string type.

[edit] Exceptions

May throw implementation-defined exceptions.

[edit] See also

returns the path in native pathname format converted to a string
(public member function) [edit]