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    program is case-sensitive

    I wrote a small program that counts words, and looks for specific words, but the problem is that it's case-sensitive.

    So if the search requested "one" and the file contains "ONE" the count for "one" would register as 0.

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <fstream>
    #include <string>
    #include <iomanip>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(){
        ifstream countwords;
        string word, specificword;
        int counter = 0, checkword = 0;
    
    cout<<"Type the word you want to count in the file.\n";
    cin>>specificword;
    cin.ignore();
    
    countwords.open( "wordcount.txt" );
        while ( countwords>>word ){
              if ( word == specificword ){
                   checkword++;
                   }
                   counter++;
              }
        countwords.close();
        
              cout<<"\n\nThe file contains "<<counter<<" words.\n";
              cout<<checkword<<" of them is "<<specificword<<".\n\n"; 
              cin.get();
              }

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    use toupper or to lower (or write your own function to convert a string to all uppercase or all lowercase).
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    no, use stricmp


    work on indention....you're close, but no cigar

    Code:
    while(1){
    	int x = 12;
    	x = x * x / x;
    
    	if(x){
    		x = 0;
    	}  // <-- put this brace under the first character of the keyword it "belongs" to
    }           // read that ^^^^^
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    lol. thanks. I use Dev-C++ and i just let it do whatever it wants with the indetation.

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    Except stricmp() isn't a standard function.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    What's the deal with kernel indentation anyway. How can people think this is more readable:
    Code:
    if(x){
       ...
    }
    than this:
    Code:
    if(x)
    {
      ...
    }
    The block structure is so much clearer in the latter.

    Anyway, that's my opinion. Like it or hate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    Except stricmp() isn't a standard function.
    oops

    Quote Originally Posted by Magos
    The block structure is so much clearer in the latter.

    Anyway, that's my opinion. Like it or hate it!
    i agree, but since that's how he had it, i figured i'd stick with it.


    i've been looking at java source lately and it really bugs me....
    perhaps i will write a program to fix the code
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    I wrote a small program that counts words, and looks for specific words, but the problem is that it's case-sensitive.
    you can also write a custom char_traits object and pass it as the second template parameter of basic_string to override the default comparison semantics.

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    >> ....you can also write a custom char_traits object
    This aught to be in a FAQ somewhere....
    http://www.josuttis.com/libbook/stri...tring.hpp.html

    Or for case insensitive operations on any character sequence:
    http://www.josuttis.com/libbook/string/iter2.cpp.html

    gg

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