/*i am an absolute c++ beginner and am having problems compiling even this very simple code. am using the bloodshed dev-c++
using namespace std;
string name = "";
cout<< "what is your name?";
cout<<endl<< "hello " << name.c_str() ;
// the compiler errors are:
[Build Error] [Warning] overriding commands for target `"cin'
[Build Error] [Warning] ignoring old commands for target `"cin'
Circular "cin <- "cin dependency dropped.
// something is obviously wrong, but what? Thanks