Split a string using C++11


What would be easiest method to split a string using c++11?

I've seen the method used by this post, but I feel that there ought to be a less verbose way of doing it using the new standard.

Edit: I would like to have a vector<string> as a result and be able to delimitate on a single character.

This question is tagged with c++ string split c++11

~ Asked on 2012-02-24 17:37:46

The Best Answer is


std::regex_token_iterator performs generic tokenization based on a regex. It may or may not be overkill for doing simple splitting on a single character, but it works and is not too verbose:

std::vector<std::string> split(const string& input, const string& regex) {
    // passing -1 as the submatch index parameter performs splitting
    std::regex re(regex);
        first{input.begin(), input.end(), re, -1},
    return {first, last};

~ Answered on 2012-02-24 20:17:35


Here is a (maybe less verbose) way to split string (based on the post you mentioned).

#include <string>
#include <sstream>
#include <vector>
std::vector<std::string> split(const std::string &s, char delim) {
  std::stringstream ss(s);
  std::string item;
  std::vector<std::string> elems;
  while (std::getline(ss, item, delim)) {
    // elems.push_back(std::move(item)); // if C++11 (based on comment from @mchiasson)
  return elems;

~ Answered on 2014-12-16 18:08:15

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