Thread: Typing Words.

  1. #1
    Devil's Advocate SlyMaelstrom's Avatar
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    May 2004
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    Typing Words.

    Is there a way to make a program respond to words? Like for instance, if I have this in a program:

    cin >> comm;
                   if ( comm = "North" ) {
    or would it be more like:

    cin >> comm;
                   if ( comm = North ) {
    ...or am I just dreaming that it would be that simple?

    Here is the error I get with this:

    " invalid conversion from `const char*' to `char' "

  2. #2
    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    Just use the string class, then you can use ==
    Otherwise, you'd have to use the likes of strcmp()
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    int main() {
        std::string bar;
        bar = "hello";
        if ( bar == "hello" ) {
            std::cout << "Woo!" << std::endl;
        return 0;

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