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I made a header file to convert strings to numbers of base X. That is I want:

`int num=B<16,int>("FFF");`

To equal:

`int num=0xFFF;`

Here is the code so far:

```
#include <string>
int numb(char in)
{
if (in>='0'&&in<='9')
return in-'0';
else if (in>='a'&&in<='z')
return in-'a';
else if (in>='A'&&in<='Z')
return in-'A';
}
template <typename T>
T pow(T n1, T n2)
{
T temp=n1;
for (T i=0; i<n2; i++)
temp*=n1;
return temp;
}
template <const int base,typename T>
T B(std::string num)
{
T ret=0;
for (int i=0; i<num.length(); i++)
ret+=numb(num[num.length()-i-1])*pow(T(base),T(i));
return ret;
}
```

The problem is that it isn't working. Can anybody see why?