Thread: Pointers

  1. #16
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    I agree with SamGuilliam,

    I was taught to call it #include<iostream.h>. And never once did I come across this #include<iostream> ... using namespace std. It's only being in these forums that it has been brought to my attention.

    However, it appears in order for those who are using Devshed, the second heading i.e. #include<iostream> using namespace std, is the only one which compiles without any errors.

    Sure enough #include<iostream.h> works, but it compiles with errors.

    If you are using Devshed Sam you should use the updated syntax.

    But yes I understand where you are coming from.

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    Quite simply, <iostream.h> never was standard. So, if a given compiler had it, and it worked as expected, great. If not, oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    Quite simply, <iostream.h> never was standard. So, if a given compiler had it, and it worked as expected, great. If not, oh well.

    Then when they decided to standardise it, what possessed them to change it from what was the current convention?

    Anyhow, I'll continue to use it until I acquire a compiler that doesn't honour it...

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    Further replies here.

    Please don't start new threads for questions which are basically a continuation of the same topic.

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