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    text output in text editor

    Hello.

    All of our class projects thus far have been console apps. I have had a problem displaying output correctly on my laptop but on the desktops, they look fine.

    For instance on the last project we had to output a graph. When I designed at home on desktop it looks great but then I put it on my laptop it was a mess. I took it to school and it displayed perfect there.

    I'm now working with arrays and I think a space and tab are not being translated correctly. If I put a space or tab in the data file when I debug it shows the index as hex value 9.

    Anyone else experience this? I'm wondering if I have a setting in my OS that I need to change.

    Thanks.

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    Tabs aren't always the same width. I prefer to use spaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    Tabs aren't always the same width. I prefer to use spaces.
    I can agree but the problem I have is that when I use a space on the laptop it's translated to HEX value 9 and not 32. I'm not sure why.

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    Do spaces get converted to tabs? What editor are you using to insert the spaces? Or do you do it C++-wise?

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    Wait, you said "output". Just regular cout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    Do spaces get converted to tabs? What editor are you using to insert the spaces? Or do you do it C++-wise?

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    Wait, you said "output". Just regular cout?
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    The output from the previous projects were output using ofstream.

    The input that I'm using is from ifstream. I have formated the data both ways using tabs and spaces and when I debug the project shows the character encountered as a tab everytime.

    They don't appear to be converted because I output the raw data before doing anything to it, the raw data appears like:

    3 5 + //with spaces
    3 5 + //with tabs

    but when I come to the index holding the value it's always a HEX 9 and never 32.

    I'm going to try on my desktop when I get home and see what it reports on that system.

    Thanks for the help.

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    My laptop has never had that happen before, is this specific to certain brands/OS's?

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