don't use .h?

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    don't use .h?

    I've had people tell me to not to include the .h in lines like #include <iostream.h> unless it's a custom header. How widespread of a convention is this?

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    Well really it depends on the compiler if you do that, but most people use it that way along with using namespace std;
    So:
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    #include <iostream> // Standard header
    #include "specailbrownies.h" // Custom Header
    using namespace std;
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    On almost all the compilers I have used you can use either.

    I recomend the .h method just because I am a linux fan and am a C veteran
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    "How widespread of a convention is this?"

    It's my understanding that it's in the C++ standard, so that means it's a very widespread convention.

    Also, some people have told me that

    using namespace std;

    is bad form. Instead they advocate doing it like this:

    using std::cout;
    using std::cin;

    (I use the first method.)
    Last edited by 7stud; 04-06-2003 at 12:12 AM.

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