Thread: Sainer overly newbish question

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    Saner overly newbish question

    Ok, I have a problem getting an array or string to print. Using cout gives me the memory address of the beginning of the string or array.

    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    using namespace std;
         int main(void){
            int iArray[5] = {5,3,2,1,8};
           cout<< iArray;
         return 0;
    I want a command that outputs the array as a whole i.e. 53218 not 0x86fdd0. Hopefully not using a loop.
    I appologize for the lack of clarity in my previous post.
    Last edited by parrellel; 07-09-2003 at 09:02 PM.

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    Right now, you're printing the pointer to the array. You cannot print the whole array with a standard function/something. You'll have to code it yourself with a loop:
    // prints the whole array, with no delimeter
    for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++)
      cout << iArray[i];

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    If you don't want to see the loop or code one every time you print your array, you could write a function that accepts the array and the number of members in it and prints it the way you want it. Something like:
    PrintArray(iArray, 5);

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