C++ String to Int

In this post I will compare the following methods for parsing a string into an integer in C++:

  • Manually
  • atoi()
  • strtol()
  • sscanf()
  • std::stoi (C++11 only)
  • std::istringstream
  • Boost.LexicalCast
  • Boost.LexicalCast with C locale
  • Boost.Spirit.Qi
  • Boost.Coerce

But first lets look at the requirements I was looking for in a string-to-int parsing method.
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Time Surfer is OUT

Our new game is live on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and of course: iPad mini!

Check it out here: http://www.timesurfergame.com

Critics and fans are loving this new mash’up of Tiny Wings and Braid. Check out these quotes and reviews:

“…Like Tiny Wings on Crack” ~ TouchArcade

“Time Surfer is blazing fast” ~ Indie Games

“Its graphics are a pleasant mix of retro-Japanese zaniness and psychedelic sci-fi” ~ PocketGamer

“It provides us all with some sick waves to surf on” ~ Gamezebo

Japanese Review: http://appsjp.com/?p=298012

German Review: http://www.appgamers.de/time-surfer-tiny-wings-im-all/

User reviews:

“It’s like Tiny Wings on steroids with a touch of Braid.”

“A fantastic combination of great pick up and play gaming with a deep time manipulation twist. If only I could go back in time and recover the productivity I intend to lose ^_^b”

“…it’s clearly a labour of love.”

To celebrate we’ve taken Bean’s Quest FREE for a day. A FIRST TIME EVENT!

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Time Surfer Official Site!

Just put the finishing touches on our new game’s official site!

Check out:


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Time Surfer – Our New Game

It’s been a while. We’re announcing our new game – what we’ve been working on in 2012.

We mashed up two very different game mechanics: Tiny Wings and Braid.

The result is “Time Surfer”. An endless ‘surfer’ that’s so fast, we had to give you time rewind so you could stand a chance.

The Surf Begins:

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Steam Greenlight

Bean’s Quest on Steam Greenlight!

We’ve just posted Bean’s Quest onto Steam’s new Greenlight service. If you’re a fan of Bean’s Quest and would like to see it on Steam, vote for us!

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