Problem with cin

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    Question Problem with cin

    Greetings,

    Whenever I compile and run a program (as seen below), after I enter the input, the program stops, and doesn't run the last cout. Is the answer totally obvious, or is there something I've overlooked? It compiles all fine and dandy...

    Code:
    #include <iostream.h>
    
    int main()
    {
    char *message;
    cout <<"Enter a sentence: ";
    cin >> message;
    cout <<"\nYou said " << message;
    return 0;
    }
    Oh, and by the way, I'm running Windows XP and using Bloodshed Dev-C++ 4

    Much confused ( ),
    -IEatGreyFoxes.

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    Try defining message as
    char message[80];
    source: compsci textbooks, cboard.cprogramming.com, world wide web, common sense

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    almost...

    That solution works.. in a way.

    It ignores anything after (including as well) a space. Anything else that could solve this?

    -IEatGreyFoxes
    Last edited by IEatGreyFoxes; 03-28-2004 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Somethings a bit unclear

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    you need to use getline
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    Thumbs up yay!

    It works! Hooray!

    Thankyou for your time helping me out

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