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    cin >> something

    Can someone tell me why is it
    Code:
    cin >> something
    , where something is a variable, and not
    Code:
    cin << something
    ???

    Because, I got confuse with the cout object as cout uses the symbol <<. Thanks in advance

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    The "arrow" created by ">>" or "<<" indicates which direction the data goes. So "cout << x" sends the value of x to the output, "cint >> x" takes the input and fills it into x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    The "arrow" created by ">>" or "<<" indicates which direction the data goes. So "cout << x" sends the value of x to the output, "cint >> x" takes the input and fills it into x.

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