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    Just a quick question... I haven't touche a C program i many years...Windows 3.11 to be exact. I am using this free compiler that was give to me from this course that I am taking...Miracle C workbench. My problem is that I have created the code, but when I run it the Dos window flashes and I cannot see the results. How do I keep that Command window open to see my output???

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Code:
    while(char a = getchar() != '\n');
    Or....
    Code:
    cin.get();
    Or if you're a fan of non-portable code....
    Code:
    system("pause");
    I guess since this is a C question that you'd probably use the first one, which can be found in stdio.h.

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    > Miracle C workbench
    Well step 1 is get a real compiler, not some toy. It's passable for writing "hello world", but as soon as you know more than a couple of things, you'll realise it's a PoS.

    http://www.bloodshed.net/ and get Dev-C++, which is an IDE which comes with the rather excellent GCC compilers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krak
    Code:
    while(char a = getchar() != '\n');
    Horrible code, IMO. C99 specific for one. Ugly for two.
    Quote Originally Posted by Krak
    Or....
    Code:
    cin.get();
    C++, not C.

    Of course they could have just read the FAQ.

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    Code:
    while(char a = getchar() != '\n');
    What's wrong with just
    Code:
    getchar()

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    First of all there's no semicolon.

    Well, if there was already something in the stream it might not work properly.

    Try this:
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    while(getchar() != '\n') ;

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    First of all there's no semicolon.
    There is also no main function

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