Thread: How to count characters, but not spaces?

  1. #16
    unleashed alphaoide's Avatar
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    Prelude's code with modification
    #include <cctype>
    while ( inFile.get ( c ) ) {
      cout<< c;
      if ( c == '\n' ) {
        charcount = 0;  //  it's a new line so let's start counting from zero again 
      else if ( !isspace ( c ) )
    source: compsci textbooks,, world wide web, common sense

  2. #17
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    Just count the characters in one line, when you reach \n simply output whatever message you see fit, and set charCount = 0; ready for the next line.

    If you're having trouble, post your latest code.

    Tip: Don't use this code to control a loop:
    while (!inFile.eof())
    It's a bad habbit. There's an explanation of why here:
    That's a C FAQ, but the principle still stands. You can code your way out of it and still use eof(), but its better not to.

    Doh! Didn't see alphaoide's last message
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    Yeah!!! I think I can do this. Thanks a tera-bunch for helping me out.

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