Goofy getline

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    Goofy getline

    I know all about the problems cin>> can cause, but I thought getline solved that. With this program
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
      string word;
    
      while (getline(cin, word))
      {
        cout<<"Read -- "<< word <<endl;
      }
    
      cout<<"Enter one last word: "<<flush;
      getline(cin, word);
      cout<<"Read -- "<< word <<endl;
    }
    Everything in the loop reads just find, but when I hit ctrl+z to get out of the loop, the next call to getline is skipped. I've tried this in Borland 5.5 and Dev-C++ 4 with the same results. Using cin.ignore() doesn't have any effect, nor does reading one character in a loop until there's nothing left. I have to be doing something wrong, but I can't see what. Any ideas?
    *Cela*

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    You need to clear the eof bit. cin.clear().

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    >>You need to do the C++ equivalent of
    Ah, so simple. I use eof to terminate loops so regularly I completely forgot it counts as an error later.
    *Cela*

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