Not a float

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    Not a float

    What i am trying to do is to set a value for a. the value should be a number (float).

    but i need to make it so that if a char is entered, then the program will end, or say something like "this is incorrect. please try again".

    this is a sample of my code. if u need more please ask.

    Code:
    cout << "Please enter the value for a, the lower bound  ";
    cin >> a;
    now, if i put a number in there it'll carry on doing whatever it does. but if i put a letter in, i'd like it to stop. so what's the way of saying

    "if a is not a flaot then.....
    Last edited by derek tims; 03-16-2006 at 05:37 PM.

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    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    Code:
    #include <limits>
    
    /* *** CODE HERE *** */
    
    std::cout << "Please enter the value for a, the lower bound  ";
    while(!(cin >> a))     // If the stream fails from bad input
    {
       std::cin.clear();             // Clear the fail state
       std::cin.ignore(std::numeric_limits<streamsize>::max(), '\n');   // Clear the buffer
       std::cout << "Invalid statement, please re-enter: ";     // Reprompt
    }
    Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 03-16-2006 at 06:04 PM.
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    awesome..... thanks.

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