change variable and repeat

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    change variable and repeat

    i want to do the same thing to several variables such as xword1, xword2, xword3...They are all the same type and in my case usually a string. is there a way that i can do something like xword[i] to shorten my code. or a way to use recursion for this? it would be really nice if it was something that worked with my string::iterators, but if not then i will work around it.


    Code:
    for (ix = p1xword1.begin(); ix < p1xword1.end(); ix++){
    					p1curWord1 += "*";

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    I'm guessing you haven't learned about arrays yet? Because that's exactly what you need:
    Example:
    Code:
    int numbers[5];
    for ( int i = 0; i < 5; ++i )
    {
       numbers[i] = i;
    }
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    i dont know why i didnt think of using a string array. i was already overloading the strings but it worked and i can still overload them.

    thank you so much

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