Quick fill question

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    Quick fill question

    I can't seem to remember how to use the fill() function, or at least that is the function I think I'm wanting to use.

    I need to fill a line with x number of a certain character, say a '*' or "-" for example. What would the syntax for that be?

    It's been a long day.

    Thanks.

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    Why not just make your own function for this? All it takes is a simple for loop and an output function and you're set.

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    Well that was my next option, as it would be very easy to do. Although I could've sworn there was something built-in that could do this for me and save me a couple lines of code and a function call.

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    Well, if there was a fill function (which I'm definitely not aware of) you'd still have to call it, and it would still be a function.

    An optional (bad) solution would be to have a predeclared string something like so:


    Code:
      char myString[256]="aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa";
    
    // To output 10 letters:
      myString[10]='\0';
      cout << myString << endl;
    Though that is definitely the worst way you could go around doing it.
    Last edited by jverkoey; 02-25-2005 at 03:18 PM.

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    Woop?

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    Nah, I like my null terminator method better


    Please excuse me, I have to go change my shirt, it's dripping with sarcasm.


    In other words: I probably should have just searched it....

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