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Morning. I'm declaring a constant string (to remove #DEFINE from program) like: const std::string CURSKEY = "CURSKEY"; and I'm getting the following complier errors: SiSECursor.h:7: error: ISO C++ forbids initialization of member `CURSKEY' SiSECursor.h:7: error: making `CURSKEY' static SiSECursor.h:7: error: invalid in-class initialization of static data member of non-integral type `std::string' WHY? I thought this was the standard C++ method of doing this. Any suggestions, hints?

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It looks as if "CURSKEY" is a constant member of a class.
In this case you cannot initialise the member inside the header file (this only
works for integral types):

// header
class YourClass
// ...
static const std::string CURSKEY;

// cpp file
const std::string YourClass::CURSKEY = "CURSKEY";

// ...


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