# Integer to Char converting in String Compression

• ``````class Solution{
public:
char *compressStr(char *str){
int i, count, length = 1;
char *strRep = str, tempChar;

while(*(strRep++))
length++;

char *charArray = new char[length];
strRep = str;
tempChar = *strRep;
count = 0;
i = 0;
while(*strRep){
if(*strRep == tempChar){
count++;
}else{
charArray[i++] = tempChar;
if(count < 10)
charArray[i++] = count + '0';
else
pushNumInChar(charArray, count, &i);
tempChar = *strRep;
count = 1;
}
strRep++;
if(i >= length){
delete charArray;
return str;
}
}
charArray[i++] = tempChar;
if(count < 10)
charArray[i++] = count + '0';
else
pushNumInChar(charArray, count, &i);
charArray[i++] = '\0';
if(i >= length){
delete charArray;
return str;
}

return &charArray[0];
}

void printStr(char *str){
while(*str != '\0')
cout << *(str++);
cout << endl;
}

private:
int calDigit(int number){
int count = 1;
while(number /= 10)
count++;
return count;
}

void pushNumInChar(char charArray[], int number, int *posNum){
int digitNum = calDigit(number) - 1;
int tempNum;
while(number){
tempNum = number / (int)pow(10, digitNum--);
charArray[(*posNum)++] = tempNum + '0';
number -= tempNum * (int)pow(10, digitNum + 1);
}
}
};
``````

This is problem #1.5 from "cracking the coding interview", and the original answer is composed of java, since there exists a easier way to convert the number into string. Here I wrote the code in c++, I am sure about the correctness, however, is there any method to reduce the workload and make the answer simpler? Especially for the integer to char converting.

My sincere gratitude for any comment!

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