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how to do a simple loop to store strings ??

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is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;

can a simple for loop do this ??
thanks a lot
Jul 22 '05 #1
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Read "Dynamic memory allocation" in any standard C++ book.
To be more specific , new - delete should do it for you.

If you donno in advance the number of lines, STL(Standard Template
Library) should prove useful - vector , list should do it for you.

HTH

news.hku.hk wrote:
is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;

can a simple for loop do this ??
thanks a lot


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Jul 22 '05 #2

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"news.hku.hk" <bi******@hkusua.hku.hk> wrote in message news:<40********@newsgate.hku.hk>...
is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;

can a simple for loop do this ??
thanks a lot


Individually named string variables might not be the easiest way of
processing a file. The usual solution for that would be to have a
vector of strings. If you want to use a for loop and named variables,
you could use an array of pointers to the strings (now I wonder if you
can have an array of references, and how you bind them!). But that is
having the tail wagging the dog - it might be more usual to have an
array of strings, and then have named references bound to the elements
of the array.
Jul 22 '05 #3

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news.hku.hk wrote:
is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;

can a simple for loop do this ??


Yes. Look up the std::getline function.
Jul 22 '05 #4

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In article <40********@newsgate.hku.hk>,
news.hku.hk <bi******@hkusua.hku.hk> wrote:
is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;


You can't do this with individually named string variables, but you can
do it with a vector of strings:

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>

using namespace std;

int main ()
{
ifstream inputFile ("abc.txt");
vector<string> linevec;

string line;
while (getline (inputFile, line))
{
linevec.push_back (line);
}

for (int k = 0; k < linevec.size(); ++k)
{
cout << linevec[k] << endl;
}

return 0;
}

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Jon Bell <jt*******@presby.edu> Presbyterian College
Dept. of Physics and Computer Science Clinton, South Carolina USA
Jul 22 '05 #5

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news.hku.hk wrote:
is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;

can a simple for loop do this ??


Sure!

#include <sstream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

string int_to_str(int i) {
ostringstream o;
o << i;
return o.str();
}

int main() {
const int no_of_lines=3;
string lines[no_of_lines];
for(unsigned int i=0;i<no_of_lines;++i)
lines[i]="this is line"+int_to_str(i);
}
.... except that you now have lines[0],lines[1],lines[2]
instead of line1, line2,line3.

HTH,
- J.

PS. What you really need is a textbook.
Jul 22 '05 #6

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Jacek Dziedzic wrote:
e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.


Oops, missed that line and never noticed you wanted
these from a file, sorry.

- J.
Jul 22 '05 #7

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"news.hku.hk" <bi******@hkusua.hku.hk> wrote in message
news:40********@newsgate.hku.hk...
is there any way to make a loop to store strings??

e.g. abc.txt contains 3 lines i.e.
this is line 1.
this is line 2.
this is line 3.

i want to create a loop that can make the three strings contains the
corresponding lines,

string line1; //contains "this is line1."
string line2; // contains "this is line2."
string line3; // contains "this is line3."
int no_of_lines = 3;

can a simple for loop do this ??
thanks a lot


You can't do it in a loop, but why would you want to? Like this

getline(file, line1);
getline(file, line2);
getline(file, line3);

john
Jul 22 '05 #8

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