Thread: "std::stringstream" unexpected behavior (simple example)

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    "std::stringstream" unexpected behavior (simple example)

    hi Guys,

    i'm puzzled by the values i'm getting back from stringstream

    #include <sstream>
    #include <iostream>
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
        std::stringstream ss("1");
        int x;
        ss >> x;
        std::cout <<"(" <<x <<")";
        int y;
        ss >> y;
        std::cout <<"(" <<y <<")";
        return 0;
    output is!
    i was of course expecting:
    it's causing problems in one of my programs.
    anyone got an explanation?

    (i'm using code::blocks with mingw if that matters)

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    Do a ss.clear() to clear the error state of the stringstream before using str().
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    thank you!
    that was it. everything is working now. i didn't expect any error state in such a simple case.

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