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26. Esoterica (Recommended)

Will Briggs
Lynchburg, VA, USA
These are all extras, but fun and useful ones. To provide a little practice and familiarity, some build on others, so I suggest taking them in order.

sstream: using strings like cin/cout

To me this is one of the most useful new features: for file I/O, for sending print output to graphical displays, and for nontrivial user input.
Suppose you want to print details of a game to your heads-up display, centered at the top.
Points: 32000  /  Time left: 30.2  /  Mood: Annoyed
You could calculate the width of each label and each value (good luck doing that with a variable-width font) and from those ...

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