Hello. I was just wondering if it is advisable to use std::string instead of const char * in the many encryption code examples.
For example, in the SHA-1 hash alogorithm code (http://www.example-code.com/vcpp/crypt_hash_algorithms.asp) what effect would using strings instead of const char * have?
I'm new to C++ and encryption so patience please if the answer is blindingly obvious :D
asked Mar 12 '13 at 14:46