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In string what is the difference between

1 gets and scanf
2 puts and printf
Nov 10 '06 #1
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Banfa
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puts writes a string to stdout and appends a '\n', it does not format the string it has a fixed prototype

printf writes data to stdout, it doesn't automatically append a '\n' and it can write formated data, that is you can give it a format string and binary data and it will put the binary data into the output in the correct format.

gets and scanf act in a similar manor for input, however they are both unsafe functions. You shouldn't use either of them, instead use fgets.
Nov 10 '06 #2

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