<I know this is going to be incomprehensible for nearly all of my audience, but I wont stop talking about different topics till I manage to get my readership down to 0. The topic might have insights for a wider audience though.>
When programming I have started to find that if I am having trouble convincing something to do what I want it to do, chances are I’m using the wrong tool.
Today I realised this when I was converting constantly between AnsiStrings, integers and std::strings. Everything became much simpler and easier when I started using std::stringstreams, although Borland doesn’t like to call them that it requires that I use the namespace and just use the basic name.