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    Question fstream

    Can we use fstream instead of ifstream and ofstream? If so, why that i&o exist?

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    fstream can do both input and output, while ifstream is input only and ofstream is output only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Dragon
    fstream can do both input and output, while ifstream is input only and ofstream is output only.

    I think what he is trying to say is why do they have ifstream and ofstream when we can use fstream.

    My guess would be that if you have a program that does one or maybe the other it wouldn't be necessary to add a bigger library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starr
    I think what he is trying to say is why do they have ifstream and ofstream when we can use fstream.
    Yes this is what I mean.

    And how much big that lib is you think?

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