Standard C++ not only incorporates all the Standard C libraries (with small additions and changes to support type safety), it also adds libraries of its own. These libraries are far more powerful than those in Standard C; the leverage you get from them is analogous to the leverage you get from changing from C to C++.

The string class member functions provide a fairly comprehensive set of tools for creating, modifying, and searching in strings. String comparisons are always case sensitive, but you can work around this by copying string data to C-style null-terminated strings and using case-insensitive string comparison functions, temporarily converting the data held in sting objects to a single case, or by creating a case-insensitive string class that overrides the character traits used to create the basic_string object.

  The Standard C++ Library: Strings (24.5 KiB, 5,794 hits)