Thread: removing < > from headers

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    removing < > from headers


    I need remove the < and > part of header includes and replace with " and "

    eg- #include <tchar.h> to #include "tchar.h"

    There are so many files. can anybody give me idea how i can do this?


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    A text editor/IDE might be able to perform a global search and replace using regular expressions. Alternatively, perhaps a shell script could be written to do the job.
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    I think notepad++ can do this. Not really a c++ question through.

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    Don't do this.
    Header includes that have <> instead of "" tell the compiler to look first in the locations where system header files are.
    You should leave the code alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMalc View Post
    Header includes that have <> instead of "" tell the compiler to look first in the locations where system header files are.
    If I remember correctly "not first"

    <> looks in include folders only
    "" looks in current folder first, next in include folders
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    Yes useful if someone made their own customized versionsof standard headers. Good to keep those out of the standard search paths.

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    Modifying system headers, or even making copies of them and modifying them and using those instead of the regular system headers is not recommended in the first place.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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