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    getline / sscanf

    What is the difference between fgets, getline and sscanf

    and why getline and sscanf are usually used together?
    Last edited by Max; 10-25-2002 at 07:26 PM.

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    The difference is, 'getline' is non ANSI, and 'fgets' is an ANSI standard function.
    This sounds like homework to me, so how about you read the following. It'll be educational:

    fgets is your friend.

    gets should never be used. Ever.

    sscanf is handy.

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    Thanks Quzah....by the way it is not homework...I just wanted to know the relationship.....I was always confused....but why do we need sometime to use getline followed by sscanf??

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    >but why do we need sometime to use getline followed by sscanf??
    I don't know of any commonly used getline outside of C++, but fgets and sscanf is used a great deal because it is safer to read a line from input and then parse it yourself instead of hoping that it is formatted correctly for scanf.

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