Any good way of processing file data?

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    Any good way of processing file data?

    If there's file which contains strings in the following format

    Howard SaleAssociate 7-Eleven IBM .....(can be continued)
    Jack Manager Microsoft IBM Dell Lenovo....
    ...
    and i have
    Code:
    class interviewee
    {
    name
    position
    list<string> experience
    so on

    The first and second token in each line are useful, but the rest of the line is the same type and I want to store them separately. (The first two token in each line are variables, then the rest of the line store in list)

    If I use getline(char,100,' '), what's the best way of storing them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsun387
    If I use getline(char,100,' '), what's the best way of storing them ?
    Don't use that

    One approach is to use the version of std::getline for std::string. So you read line by line. For each line, you use the string to initialise a stringstream, then you read the tokens as "words" from the stringstream into string objects. Presumably you would handle the first and second tokens separately, then read the rest in a loop into the list.
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    istream& getline (char* s, streamsize n );
    istream& getline (char* s, streamsize n, char delim );

    char s[200]; so when I read line by line, then the whole line is stored in this array of char. s[0] will be 'H' in my example.
    Is this easier though?

    Thank you Laserlight

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