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Recently i purchased "Learning to Program in C++" which is very good. I am using it in conjunction with Borland C++ Builder 4. I'm at the end of chapter 6 now and have one problem with reading the inventory file ( The program compiles OK, but because the first entry "3-ounce cups" of the inventory file has a space in it, it throws a wobbly. I read in the help file that white space characters are skipped automatically, and this indeed seems to be the case when i try a standard cin function using keyboard input. There is a manipulator called noskipws that you seem to have to use, but i have no idea where this is to be used and was wondering if you could shed some light on the subject?

-- Bob Dewar (, October 17, 2001

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