Thread: Reading names in array separated by a comma

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    Reading names in array separated by a comma

    Hello, I'm trying to read names separated by a comma using array.

    For example, the expected input would look like the following:

    I know you can use getline function and set the delimiter to comma. So like ....

    getline(cin, lastName, ',');
    getline(cin, firstName);

    But the program only read the last name and ignore the firstname.

    Thank you for the help.

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    You need to do better than post 1 line of code and say that it doesn't work.

    Because the obvious thing seems to actually work.
    $ cat bar.cpp
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    using namespace std;
    int main ( ) {
      string lastName, firstName;
      getline(cin, lastName, ',');
      getline(cin, firstName);
      cout << firstName << "+" << lastName << endl;
    $ cat bar.txt
    $ g++ bar.cpp
    $ ./a.out < bar.txt
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