Friday, March 17, 2006 12:53 AM
It may sound silly but what is cout?I am a newbie and I just ask out of curiosity because I see it a lot lately.Is it useful?
Friday, March 17, 2006 1:01 AM
It writes output as a byte stream. It is one of the members of iostream.
Take a look at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bzbx67e8(VS.80).aspx & http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/yeecc295(VS.80).aspx for more details
Here is an example of how to use cout to print "Hello World"
using namespace std;
Hope this helps!
Note: I really advise you to read some books about C++ since the forums won't help you learn the language.Thanks, Ayman Shoukry VC++ Team
Friday, March 17, 2006 6:47 AMYou bet!Imagine that once in a while I always have a question,thus we do C++ in the university,plus the forums I visit so as to help myself get out of this mess.Thanx for the help BTW!
Monday, November 29, 2010 5:02 PMI decided to look this up, as I'm a vb programmer trying to learn c++ myself. What I found is that cout is an object of the class ostream (from: http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/iostream/cout/), so it would inherit all of the members and member functions of the ostream class. The members and member functions are what we call properties and methods in vb (members/properties hold data and member functions/methods are subprograms that operate on data). I think cout is usually set to stdout, the standard output stream, which is usually set to the terminal. I'm not yet totally sure on what a stream is... that's my next order of business!
Monday, November 29, 2010 6:10 PM
>I'm not yet totally sure on what a stream is...
What a Stream Is