string inputstring; // Don't make this a global variable
cout << "Enter a string: "; // Let your user know what to do
// cin >> inputstring;
getline( cin, inputstring ); // Safer with getline if you want an input with spaces and to clear the input stream
if( inputstring.size() %2 != 0 ) // Look at the size of the input string
inputstring += " ";
// cout << inputstring << '\n'; // Final version
cout << "[" << inputstring << "]" << '\n'; // Let's see where the spaces are
Enter a string: Of Mice and Men
[Of Mice and Men ]
I got a loooong program to write. This will help me get going. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Here is basically the code im trying to write since you asked. Basically encrypting a message.
Define your variables (LCG constants a,c,m ; inputstring, and a key value K0).
Get user input for the input string and key K0.
If the string has odd number of characters add a space at the end.
Write a for loop that runs through the string length, advancing two steps each iteration.
Store the int values of two characters in two int variables left and right.
Write a “for” loop for Fiestel rounds. As specified, this loop will run three times.
Store the value of "right" in a temp variable.
Write a nested “for” loop to run the LCG “K” times; and update “right” value using the LCG function K times in this for loop.
Now use the bitwise operator to calculate the new “right” value = left^right;
Assign left to be equal to old right (stored in temp).
Now output the resultant left and right as hexadecimal, and pad if necessary.
End the program.
NOTE: For first Fiestel loop, K=K0 (user entered); for 2nd Fiestel loop K=K1=K0+1; for third Fiestel loop K=K2=K0+2.