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    Question Just a little question.

    what does endl mean? i've seen it like this:

    cout<<"hello"<<endl; i'm guessing i means end line.. but i'm not sure

    i would right the above code like this:

    cout<<"hello";

    is the endl more proper?

    thanks a bunch

    -jumbo-shrimp

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    endl prints a newline character and flushes the stream.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    i would right the above code like this:

    cout<<"hello";

    is the endl more proper?
    You could write the code like that, but then any subsequent output would be on the same line. If instead you want output to continue on a newline, you need to do write an additional instruction for that.

    It's more efficient to use '\n' like this:

    cout<<hello'\n';

    but at this point in your C++ learning, don't wouldn't worry about it: use endl or '\n' if you want output to continue on a newline.

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    not to be a butt, but i believe it would be
    Code:
    cout << "hello\n";
    not
    Code:
    cout << hello'\n';
    because your code could be used for a string, if its predefined, but then you would have to add it after the string before output im not sure you can do it that way exactly.

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