Thread: Dynamic Multiple Character Output

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    I honestly dont know what this feature is called

    I didn't know what to call it - so I gave the title a fancy name

    Anyway, I recall seeing a method in a c++ book where you could output a character x amount of times.

    I know you can do

    string z (10, '*');
        cout << z << endl;
    and you'll get **********.

    Now say I don't have a string, just an int. How can i do something like
    cout << (10, '*') << endl;
    That code segment prints out *

    How can I do that (so it'll print out 10 stars) or is a for loop required?

    Any will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks in advance,

    Last edited by guitarist809; 12-14-2007 at 05:38 PM.

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    uh yea... watching the other posts get replies. imma bump this.

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    No, don't do that. If someone knows, they'll let you know.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Use the constructor. I'd give an example, but you bumped it after less than 20 minutes.

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    Time for an example of what happens to bumping.
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