Novice question on header files

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    Novice question on header files

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    I've spent a good deal time in C, and I recall I often used .h or header files to store my global variables, structs, and other prototypes. I'm learning C++ now, and I've stumbled across header files in this book. I'm using Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition for compiler purposes. The book says I can use .hpp instead of .h which I thought was kind of wierd..I remmeber c programs were .c and c++ are .cpp so does that follow where c headers .h and c++ header .hpp?? What do you guys use .h or .hpp which is more the style these days and which is more ANSI compliant? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    >I remmeber c programs were .c and c++ are .cpp
    Not necessarily. Sometimes C++ files are suffixed with .cc, or .C. There's no required file extension, though .c and .cpp seem to be the most widely accepted. Likewise with header files, though .h is usually consistently used between C and C++ to make things simpler.
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