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    Ok here i've one last question.
    I've consulted many books and is that my teacher told me to add:
    Code:
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    void main()
    before starting every program.
    But as i've found in many books including Deitel's book, here the code is such as:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    int main()
    {
      // your code
    return 0;
    }
    ~~Please clear my doubts for this. What's the difference between them??
    And can i use both for my compiler Borland C++??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aash
    What's the difference between them?
    <iostream.h> is a pre-standard header. It should not be used for new code. <conio.h> is a non-standard header. Whether you need it depends on what you are trying to do.

    Generally, void main is incorrect: the global main function should have a return type of int. However, as a special exception, there is no need to explicitly return from the global main function; a missing return statement is effectively the same as placing return 0; at the end.

    <iostream> is a standard header.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aash
    And can i use both for my compiler Borland C++?
    You can easily answer this question yourself. I suggest that you try the sample program on Stroustrup's compiler list. As Stroustrup asserts, "if an implementation cannot handle this simple program as written, it is not a good candidate for learning Standard C++", i.e., if your version of Borland C++, when configured correctly, cannot compile that sample program, then you should not be using it as your tool for learning standard C++.
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    @laserlight: I tried that simple program. As i'm using Borland C++ 5.02, so it gave 5 warnings on compiling. I typed the name but it didn't display the word "hello". After typed the name the program terminated. I need your guidance, which IDE should i've to use now??
    As i'm just in the begining stage.

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    the IDE question was answered earlier as was the code problem u could have solved by just messing about even if u didnt understand the message fully
    Thought for the day:
    "Are you sure your sanity chip is fully screwed in sir?" (Kryten)
    FLTK: "The most fun you can have with your clothes on."

    Stroustrup:
    "If I had thought of it and had some marketing sense every computer and just about any gadget would have had a little 'C++ Inside' sticker on it'"

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