putting a pause in?

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    putting a pause in?

    If I wanted a program to pause at the completion of a function, and have any key pressed allow the program to continue, what would be the easiest way to do that?

    Thanks for the help
    DD

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    That's a very common question on the board.

    Make sure that you've read the faq or done a board search before you post.

    But anyway, there are many ways that one could do it.

    Here are a few:

    getc() - needs stdio.h
    getch() - needs conio.h
    getchar() - unsure

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    you could use this

    if <conio.h> is available to you
    Code:
    printf("Hit any key to continue");
    getch();
    if not
    Code:
    printf("Hit any key to continue");
    fflush(stdin);
    getchar();

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    >getch();
    getch is non-standard, it's best to remain standard whenever possible. If I need a pause then I'll use getchar in stdio.h.

    >fflush(stdin);
    Perhaps you meant fflush ( stdout ). fflushing input streams is undefined.

    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Talking Thanks

    Thanks guys,

    Got it working, as always I greatly aprecaite the help.

    DD
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