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    Question using namespace std;

    what does using namespace std; do ?

    Thank you! And sorry for the newbie question!

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    std is a namespace that C++ standards use. namespaces gives all functions and classes within a name before it. for ex you have function A in namespace B the function you call is B::A(); when you put using namespace B; before it you only have to call A();

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    thank you!
    i got it!

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