I thought it was the coolest thing and saved it in my notes knowing i'd use it again for a lab. Well now that time has come and for some reason both compilers i've tried give me this error "'std::getline' does not have class type". Which is crazy because literally a week ago it worked perfectly fine, i remember because i was geeking out about it. Anyone know why i can't do it now?
The C programming doesn't really have a string type. The C standard library, with a bit of the language itself, provides a string implementation. The string is stored in an array of char, with a NULL at the end. But you provide the data and the C standard library provides the methods.
So, you need to declare an array large enough for your expected string, something like:
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std::cin.getline(str, 32); // or more correctly cin.getline(str, sizeof(str));
std::cout << str << std::endl;
But in C++, don't use them, they're error prone and must be used carefully. Use the C++ standard string class instead. The example becomes:
Hey kbw, thanks for the reply! I understand your code but the reason I'm asking for help is because I don't want to write the code like you posted, only because the user is asked to enter a name and I'm not supposed to predetermine the size of the cstring. The way I showed the Pointer is automatically pointing to a dynamically allocated array that's the size of the name. Do you perhaps know of another way?