Re: VS2005 C++ Express basic_istream::get(buf, size, delim) bug

"Terry G" <>
3 Oct 2006 14:45:29 -0400
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"Terry G" wrote:.

Is this a compiler bug? Does your C++ compiler produce the same results?
#include <iostream>
#include <limits>

int main() {
 static char Line[1024];
 while (std::cin.get(Line, sizeof(Line), '\n')) {
   std::cin.ignore(std::numeric_limits<int>::max(), '\n');
   std::cout << ':' << Line << std::endl;
} // main

It seems that cin.get(char*, size_t, '\n') "fails" on a blank line.
g++ has the same behavior if I strip the carriage returns from the line
I would have expected it to succeed with gcount() == 0.
I can't believe I haven't encountered this before. VS2003 C++ 7.1
behaves the same.
I guess I've been using getline(cin, str) and unknowingly avoided this.
How do I fix this code, then, without using std::string?


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