Thread: stl and namespaces

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    stl and namespaces

    In the past when using stl classes in my program I've just done a using namespace::std; to get it correctly. I've been doing some reading, and I guess this isn't a good practice.

    The following is an example of where I cannot figure out how to get stl to compile without a using namespace::std:

    #include <list>
    using std::list;
    using std::iterator;
    int main()
       list< list<char>* > lines_list;
       list< list<char>* >::iterator lines_itr = lines_list.begin();
       return 0;
    The above code works if I throw in a using namespace::std;.

    It's not a major problem, but I would like to understand the proper way.


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    its "using namespace std;" and that is the correct way...

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