printing in class using one '\n'

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    printing in class using one '\n'

    I am pretty sure all of you are familiar with the concept of the Big4, and I have several stuffs to do print in each of the constructor, assignment, destructor, and copy constructor.

    The restriction is this:

    I CAN'T use more than one newline (e.g., ƒn or std::endl) in any method

    I can have a method called print, so I am guessing print is where I will put that precious one and only '\n', my problem is that how can the method print prints different things on each of the things I want to print in each of the Big4? Any idea? Maybe overloading the Big4?

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    Just have a print with newline function that appends a newline to a string and prints it. Everything else gets printed with flush instead of endl.

    I don't see how having only one newline effect the big 4.
    It is too clear and so it is hard to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Mir View Post
    Just have a print with newline function that appends a newline to a string and prints it. Everything else gets printed with flush instead of endl.

    I don't see how having only one newline effect the big 4.
    The print functions can't take any arguments so how can I deal with this

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    The restriction is bizarre. Suppose that this restriction did not exist. Provide a small and simple sample program that you would thus write to meet the requirements.
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