A question on file streaming in C

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    A question on file streaming in C

    Hey, just wanted to let you guys know. I just read some tutorials at gametutorials.com and the way they write to files is complicating. I've found a easier way. Why didn't gametutorials use this?

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    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
     FILE *fp;
     char filename[30]="SomeFile.txt";
    
     fp= fopen(filename, "w");
    
     fprintf(fp, "This is Test");
    
     fclose(fp);
    
     system("pause");
     return 0;
    }
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    I've found a easier way. Why didn't gametutorials use this?
    Probably because you do no error checking:

    fp= fopen(filename, "w");
    Anyway, without knowing anything about what you're talking about (Where's your link? What tutorial? Where's the code you're comparing this too?), how am I supposed to guess why they didn't use your code?

    Besides, there are many ways to write to a file.

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    http://www.gametutorials.com

    click on tutorials, then C , and look for their file outputing tutorial.
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    Re: A question on file streaming in C

    Originally posted by Golden Bunny
    Hey, just wanted to let you guys know. I just read some tutorials at gametutorials.com and the way they write to files is complicating. I've found a easier way. Why didn't gametutorials use this?
    I don't see your problem? What exactly is your complaint? What is so hard to understand? For that matter, how is their example any different than yours?

    Code:
    	////////////////////// FPRINTF() ////////////////////////
    	
    									// Like printf(), fprintf() works exactly the same.  Instead of printing to the screen,
    									// It prints it to a file.  You need to give it a file pointer as the first parameter.
    	fprintf(fp, "\n\n");							// This will move the file pointer down 2 lines in the text file.
    														
    	fprintf(fp, "Player: %s\n", szName);			// Here we save the Name of the player to the file.
    	fprintf(fp, "Health: %d\n", health);			// Here we save the "health" of the player to the file.  
    	fprintf(fp, "Gold: %d\n",   gold);				// Here we save the "gold" of the player to the file.
    												// fclose() passes in the file pointer and closes the file for us. (very important)
    	fclose(fp);											// We must always close the file after we are done with it.  It frees memory and make's it so we can access it again.
    How the ____ is that confusing??
    Do you just not know how to use printf? That is the whole point of using fprintf: so you can use it exactly like printf and print formatted data to a file.

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    ok.........calm down sir.

    From a newbie standpoint, how would......nevermind. Forget it ,I'll probably be bashed anyways.
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    Is that the code from the tutorial ? If it is then:

    >I've found a easier way
    What easier way did you find ? Please explain, because it appears both your (Golden Bunny's) example and the tutorial use fprintf().

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    Originally posted by Golden Bunny
    ok.........calm down sir.

    From a newbie standpoint, how would......nevermind. Forget it ,I'll probably be bashed anyways.
    I wasn't bashing you. I was asking how is that not simplistic? What point are you having trouble with?

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