Why is this killing itself?

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    Why is this killing itself?

    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>

    char name[4];
    void main()
    {
    cout<<"Please enter your name:";
    cin.getline(name, 4, '/n');
    cout<<"Your name is"<<name;
    return 0;
    }

    I don't see a thing wrong with it. Today is my first day learning, so I sorry if I'm being a retard.

    It pops up in the DOS window and kills itself when I input my four-letter name Jeff. Any ideas?

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    If you check the post on the window closing too fast you will see a pause command. plug that in before return(0). also you might want to change void main to int main

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    Interestingly, when I cut and paste code from the cprogramming.com guide, it also kills itself upon pressing enter.

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    THe pause command is in a post called " to quick to read"
    hope I helped

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    That keeps it up at least, thanks.

    Is there anyway without the "Press any key..." message?

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    ok before return use



    cout<<" Press a key to continue......";
    getch();



    That will work.. After the message is displayed.. It will wait for a user input.. After a key is pressed.. It closes..

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