ostream and istream

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    Question ostream and istream

    Question on inheritence I'm assuming. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    I have read that istream and ostream are parents of iostream.
    Does istream contain cin?
    Does ostream contain cout?
    And does iostream inherit cin and cout from istream and ostream?
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    I always thought it was the other way round, ostream and istream are just specialized versions of iostream, in the same way that ifstream and ofstream are specialized versions of fstream. I don't know for sure though, so don't believe me (your probably right)

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    My suggestion is to open up the library files and find out for yourself.
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