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This is a discussion on passswords within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; how can i get my prog to accpet a text password like: cin>>passcode; would accept a number i want sum ...

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    passswords

    how can i get my prog to accpet a text password

    like:
    cin>>passcode;

    would accept a number i want sum text to be accepted
    also what do i use i.e. int, char

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    cin.getline(passcode, 10);

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    plus you would define passcode as a char array, the size of which would depend on how long you wished the max length of the password you wanted. Remember arrays start at 0.

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    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    using std::cout;
    
    #define CORRECT_PASS "enter"
    
    int main ( void )
    {
      std::string password;
      cout<<"Enter your password: ";
      std::getline ( std::cin, password );
      if ( password == CORRECT_PASS )
        cout<<"All is well\n";
      else
        cout<<"Wrong password\n";
      return 0;
    }
    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    *gasp

    comparing strings with ==. shame on you.

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    um you can...
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    >comparing strings with ==. shame on you.
    The C++ string class has an overloaded operator == for comparing two strings. Perhaps you were in a C mindset when you read this.

    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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