Thread: Edit a character string with an assigned variable

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    Edit a character string with an assigned variable

    Hi I am a little new to programming and am a little frustrated. I am trying to figure out how to edit a character string that has been assigned a variable name. For example:

    line = Sam, I am.

    I think I have to use something like the code below, but I want to use the variable line or find a way to get the string into the function with quotes.

    string str("Sam, I am.");
    cout << str << endl;
    str.erase(remove_if(str.begin(),str.end(),ispunct) ,str.end());
    cout << str << endl;
    return 0;

    Is there a way to pass the string this way?

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    I don't completely understand your problem. Do you mean something like this?
    int main()
        char line&#091;&#093;="Sam, I am.";
        std::string str(line);
        std::cout << str << std::endl;
        str.erase(remove_if(str.begin(),str.end(),ispunct) ,str.end());
        std::cout << str << std::endl;
        return 0;
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    If you want to include quotes in a literal string you have to escape them.
    std::string s = "\"Sam, I am.\"";
    std::cout << s << std::endl;
    this outputs "Sam, I am." with the quotes and everything. I am afraid I don't really understand the question.

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