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Will BriggsC++ for Lazy Programmershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5187-4_13

13. Standard I/O and File Operations

Will Briggs
Lynchburg, VA, USA
We’ve had too much fun. It’s time to get serious.
Or, maybe, it’s time to learn how to program when you aren't using a graphics and game library. One reason is, you usually aren’t. Another is that even if you were, you might want to access files (for loading a game level, say), and in C++ we handle files much as we do usual user interaction.

Standard I/O programs

Example 13-1 is a program that uses standard I/O. It may look familiar.
//Hello, world! program, for _C++ for Lazy Programmers_
//      -- from _C++ for Lazy Programmers_
//It prints "Hello, world!" on the screen.
//  Quite ...

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