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    How to fix this

    Listen i'm trying to get it to spell my friends first name and i don't know why but it won't take more than one character as a value for "cin>>"
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        float a;
        cout<<"Okay alex this is where I begin using C++";
        cin.get();
        
        
        cout<<"Please type your name:";
        cin>> a;
        cin.ignore();
        
        cout<<"Your name:" <<a<< "\n";
        cin.get();
    }

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    Code:
    float a;
    what sort of data can you store in a?

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    Uhh, but you are reading a float, a number, not a string or a name.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    how do i get the program to assign what ever he types in letters to lets say "a"?

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    You need to learn the basic types of C++.
    And learn about strings and what C++ has to offer about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thanks

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