mueslo mueslo - 5 months ago 26x
Linux Question

"to_string" isn't a member of "std"?

Okay, so I have


#include <string>

int main()
return 0;

But when I try to compile I get:

$ g++ tmp.cpp -o tmp
tmp.cpp: In function ‘int main()’:
tmp.cpp:5:5: error: ‘to_string’ is not a member of ‘std’

I'm running g++ version 4.8.1. Unlike all the other references to this error that I found out there, I am not using MinGW, I'm on Linux (3.11.2).

Any ideas why this is happening? Is this standard behaviour and I did something wrong or is there a bug somewhere?


you may want to specify the C++ version with

g++ -std=c++11 tmp.cpp -o tmp

I don't have gcc 4.8.1 at hand , but in older versions of GCC, you can use

g++ -std=c++0x tmp.cpp -o tmp

At least gcc 4.9.2 I believe also support part of C++14 by specifying

g++ -std=c++1y tmp.cpp -o tmp

Update: gcc 5.3.0 (I am using the cygwin version) supports both -std=c++14 and -std=c++17 now.