getchar & cin.get

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    getchar & cin.get

    What is the actual difference in using
    Code:
    getchar();
    and using
    Code:
    cin.get();

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    One utilizes the cin istream object and one doesn't.
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    so wich is better or is some better in some codes and the other in other codes?

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    If you're only including <iostream> then cin.get() is better. If you're only including <cstdio> then getchar() is better.

    In C++ you're most likely gonna be using cin.get().
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    okay thanks....

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