using namespace std?

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    I am learning c++ and using VC++. I have a lot of programming experience in BASIC, HTML, and ASM. I started programming in the eend of 4th grade, so I have a lot of experience, but I am the type of person that wants to know what every line in thier program works. When I was learning C++, my tutorial told me to put the following line into my code.

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    using namespace std;
    But what does that do? I understand a lot about memory/bitwise calculations and ect, so odds are I know every term that you will talk about. Thanks everyone!

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    You probably should just search the Web, but anyway: namespaces.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    Thank you very much.

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