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    way of organising you code

    Hi everyone

    I have been looking recently on the best way of organising writing a C++ code. some people using .h,.cpp and .cpp while others write all the code in one .cpp even if it has many headers and body code.
    I just wondering what is the best way of formatting it, is it to put them in one .cpp or put the header in .h and the source code in .cpp

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    Part of the OOP philosophy is information hiding. This includes seperate compilation. Split up your program into .h header and .cpp files.
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    well, if I'm making a small project, I like to have everything in one place, but if i'm doing a biggun or an assignment for college, I think it's best to split into .h, .cpp and .cpp ...

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    Thanks all for the reply

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    If you have a really big project, splitting your program into multiple files makes it compile much faster (if you use make or something similar).
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