which is better?

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    which is better?

    I've come across part of a program where I need to 'delete' some output... this is the code i'm using:
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    cout<<'\b'<<' '<<'\b';
    I'm wondering what is better, that way or this:
    Code:
    cout<<"\b \b";
    or is there a better way... Just FYI, it's a password field and this is part of a peice of code allowing somebody to delete a typo or something...
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    The second one is probably quicker, but barely. Other than that, I don't believe that there's a difference.
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    Thanks... another question: which one is more readable? at first i thought it was the first one, but now it kinda looks too busy...
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    I'd definitely say that the latter is more readable.
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