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    ANSI/ISO includes

    Hey guys, i'm a total newbie, so forgive me if i'm wrong, but...

    I thought the standard for C++ now was <iostream>, <ctime> etc. without the .h, and that using .h was considered obsolete now. (i have complete reference Third Ed.)

    Howcome pretty much everyone uses .h, and even the c++ tutorials on this site?

    Thanks in advance..sorry for rampant n00bism.

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    Because it's very hard to relearn things for some people.

    There are lots of other stupid arguments too, like:
    "I like <iostream.h> because it allows me to omit 'using namespace std;'"

    This is true for many other aspects as well: void main, returning zero from main() etc.
    You should always use the correct headers.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    Cool, i thought so, but i think the tutorials should be updated, people like me who are just learning can be easily misled.

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