Don't know if I'm losing my mind...

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    Don't know if I'm losing my mind...

    but I've never run into this before. Why would this code see the while loop before the cout statement. Compile it, use escape to exit the loop and then the cout statement will appear even though it comes before the while loop in the code. Using the standard namespace fixes the problem. Why?

    Code:
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <iostream.h>
    
    
    int main()
    {
    	bool done = false;
    	cout << "What's going on here?!\n";
    	while(!done)
    	{
    	   if(getch() == 27)
    		   done = true;
    	}
    return 1;
    }
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

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    Maybe your compiler looks at the bool declaration as some sort of function?

    Thats just wierd...

    What is C++?

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    It's not the bool, it's the while statement. I don't remember encountering this weirdness before I installed VS6 service pack 5 yesterday. Did you try compiling it?
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

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    interesting... Borland C++ works as expected.

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    try return 0;?
    What is C++?

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    I wish...
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

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    i just dont know...

    I cant figure this one out.
    A job for Prelude maybe? LOL

    Oh is there a purpose to this code?
    What is C++?

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    No purpose, just my sanity.
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

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    Sanity..

    Something that you lose often when programming. Especially with new compilers. I switched to Borland from Dev C++ and oh boy...

    I thought I was goin crazy cause i couldnt get his code to work:

    Code:
    #include <iostrem.h>
    
    int main()
    {
         cout<<"Hello";
    
         cin.get();
         return 0;
    }
    took me almost 2 hours to figure out my problems
    What is C++?

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    Maybe the compiler you use has some bugs

    The Turbo C 2.0 compiler does some weird things too with certain switch statements.
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    I'm sure it does... I think this began when I installed the latest service pack. But I'm not certified to make this judgement. If anyone with VS6 and service pack 5 would compile this code I would appreciate it.
    "The mind, like a parachute, only functions when open."

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    Question

    What's VS6 and its service pack?
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    I wouldnt let this little bug drive you insane...

    Could you imagine all the time youd lose focusing on this?

    Go make a program sheesh... or btter yet go to my posts and help me!

    What is C++?

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    I have VC++ 6.0 SP5. I run into the same problem you explained. Switch this line to fix it.

    cout << "What's going on here?!\n";

    to this...

    cout <<"What's going on here?!" << endl;
    "...the results are undefined, and we all know what "undefined" means: it means it works during development, it works during testing, and it blows up in your most important customers' faces." --Scott Meyers

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    DOH!!!

    Oh so simple...
    What is C++?

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