conflicting compilers

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    conflicting compilers

    ok, here is the deal, I have to do a couple of programs for my C++ class and I will be using devc++, now I have this educational version of borland which works similar to what they have at school, but I still have the problem of the program ending early. At school I don't have the problem, I made a program, and it ran fine, didnt' close early or anything, but when i had the exact same program ran on my comp, it ends early. I have no Idea why it did this, is there some setting I have to put. Also, at school, it executes a program with a white screen instead of a black one. I just don't want to hand in a program that won't compile and get an F on my first assignment.

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    You have to pause the system. They are many ways to do it. For example, you can use cin.get() or system("PAUSE"). The system pause only works on windows/dos systems. BTW, other people might tell you to use kbhit or other functions in conio.h. Try to stay away from these though b/c they are non-standard functions and everyone might not have them.

    P.S. The system function is located in <cstdlib> or <stdlib.h>

    P.S.S Try searching the board before you ask questions next time because this question has been asked many times before. It is also in the FAQ at this site.

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    golfinguy4 is on the money here.

    The white screen/black screen issue is an implementation default which, in regular people terms, means that it depends on which compiler you're using.

    Now, I wish you were using Borland at school and devc++ at home. Borland is, in my experience, more accepting of code compiled on other compilers, i.e. MSVC++ code compiles quite readily on Borland, but not necessarily the other way around. However...

    If your instructor knows what he/she is doing, he/she will have a laptop with both compilers installed allowing the student to write his/her code into either. (Tell your instructor that golfinguy4 said so. )

    I know, I'm making light of this and you're feeling panicked. Never panic. You'll do fine!

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    I have a better idea, why not open up a dos window and run your executable from where it is supposed to run?
    "only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and im not sure about the former." - albert einstein

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    hmm, I put in the system pause function and tried to compile it with the version I have and it didn't fully compile it. I think the version I have is a bit old, it's version 5.02. I am afraid that if I hand it into the teachere and it doesn't compile I will get my first low grade. I used the "system("pause"); function along with the header file iostream.h. Now I know that in the verison we have at school, it will get an error with .h after the header, but I don't know if the pause function will work. To be safe, should I just put something such as
    Code:
    int x;
    cin >> x;
    to keep the prog from closing. Sorry if this has been asked but I didn't have much luck when I searched.
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    Include <cstdlib> ( or <stdlib.h> if using the old header files)when using system().

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