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Function-templates for discrete Datatypes like int, unsigned or
    any class that provides a ++ operator c.f. iterators


#include <stdio.h>
#include <string>
#include <sstream>

namespace boost{ namespace icl

/// Static class template for the string representation of values
template <class Type>
struct to_string
    /** Converts all values of types to std::string that implement an operator << */
    static std::string apply(const Type& value)
        std::stringstream repr;
        repr << value;
        return repr.str();

}} // namespace boost icl