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    Out dated header???

    I'm working on learing C++ and I get in error saying that my header is out of data I use #include<iostream.h> and my program is Dev-C++ version 4.9.9.2. Is there a different header that I sould be using I'm doing small game programs to learn that involve 4-5 varables and I get a error saying that int main() is overloaded. Would this be caused by the outdated header?? Thanks

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    iostream.h is old (pre-what, 1995?) and you should <iostream> in its place.

    If the compiler tells you that int main is overloaded, that probably means you have two main programs in one file, which you shouldn't.

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    Ok,thanks we use iostream.h in my class at school but we must be using a hold complire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limming View Post
    Ok,thanks we use iostream.h in my class at school but we must be using a hold complire.
    Find another class! ;-)

    Seriously, why would you be using a compiler that is so old that it doesn't have the latest standard compliance - that is the standard that was ratified nearly 10 years ago!

    "Old" may be good for Whiskey and Cognac, but certainly not a good thing on compilers.

    Would you go to a driving school that has 10-15 year old cars as the learner cars?

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    > Would you go to a driving school that has 10-15 year old cars as the learner cars?
    But "car" years are not the same as "compiler" years.
    Turbo C is like a model T ford, not a ford fiesta
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    Actully we are using Visual Studio so I have no idea why we are still using iostream.h. And this is the only class I can take for C++.

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    VC6 predates the ANSI C++ standard as well.

    Learning pre-ANSI C++ is like learning "ye olde worlde" in English. Sure, it may be useful for historians, but you're not going to be equipped for the modern world.

    Ask your tutor why they're still teaching old C++ a full 10 years after the C++ standard was produced.
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