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    C++ newbie q

    My question is should I end my output lines with std::end1 or '\n' and why?

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    \n moves the output to a new line, std::end1 not only starts a new line but flushes out the buffer.

    ive never had occasion to use std::endl. not being a programmer by trade what i write never requires this.
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    i got in the habbit of ending with \n Ex. cout << a << '\n';
    but you can do either. also you should'nt have to type std::endl if your using namespace std or a using dirrective such as using std::endl; . But i cant recall ever having to do that to use endl.
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    c++ style is really std:endl , but it really depends on the situation and doesn't matter that much.
    everyone seems to like /n here, well I like std:endl and use it way more often.

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    I've learned C++ rather crudely on my own.. so this is probably horribly wrong, but i always use. cout << "Text Goes Here" << endl

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    No endl is a great way to keep the memory clean. The buffer, as Tedob1 said.
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    What Tedob1 said is correct. I don't know about the rest of you but I use both 'endl' and '\n'.

    \n (newline) is an escape sequence -- like a carriage return. It simply moves your cursor to the next line for printing. I use this a lot when I have some heavy formatting to do.

    endl is a stream manipulator. It advances output to the next line and flushes the buffer.

    Try checking out msdn you may find some of the answers to your questions there.

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    useing endl is like hitting enter on the keyboard it will send the cursor to the next line. to end a line being a int, float, cout, or cin statement im most cases use ; Ive only been in programming class for three weeks now and all my programs ended with ; even with the return 0; statement. only time i entered std was at the beginning where i entered

    # include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main ( )

    hope I helped out.

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