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I need to display double 00 to represent seconds minutes
for a clock program that I am writing
just inserting double 00 is wrong of course
declaring them as a char doesn't work.
thank you
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by:ozo
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printf("%02d:%02d",minutes,seconds);
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by:Answers2000
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BTW ozo's answers assumes minutes & seconds are int variables
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by:strmtrpr
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I have to display the time using cout.

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by:thresher_shark
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Why must you display the time using cout?  printf would work equally well (I think).  Please tell us more about what you want to do.
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by:strmtrpr
ID: 1174018
I had to write a class that had threee inline functions .
1. to set the clock
2. to increment the clock.
3. to display the time. in standard or milatary . depending on the argument this function received.
I taking a C++ class , I have everything working except for this. we are not supposed to printf
I wish I could use printf I think it would be easier.
any help would be great.

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by:bbarnette
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This is what I use to display date or time:

time_t ltime;
struct tm* ldate;

time(&ltime);
ldate = localtime(&ltime);

cout <<ldate->tm_min<<":"<<ldate->tm_sec<<endl;

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by:thresher_shark
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If you already have the variables all straightened out, you can just:

cout << minutes << ":" << seconds;

Or perhaps:
cout << hours << minutes << seconds;
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by:mlev
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How about this:

char buf[6];
sprintf(buf, "%02d:%02d",minutes,seconds);
cout << buf << endl;

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by:mlev
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Btw, I don't know what compiler you're using, but in G++
you can do
cout.form("%02d:%02d",minutes,seconds);

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by:strmtrpr
ID: 1174023
thanks everyone for their help I think I am going to rethink the increment function

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#include <iostream.h> // plain <iostream> on newer compilers
#include <iomanip.h>  // plain <iomanip> on newer compilers

int main()
{
    int hour = 11, min = 2, sec =3;
    cout << setfill('0');
    cout << setw(2) << hour << ':' << setw(2) << min << ':' << setw(2) << sec << endl;
   
    return 0;
}
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by:Grailman
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Since a printf is 'compiled' at run-time, how much of an actual performance diffrence is there between printf & cout?
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by:strmtrpr
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I am taking a c++ Class the teacher wanted us to get use to cout instead of printf
the c++ books I have seen, don't use printf they use cout.
I have had a C class and I am use to the printf,scanf etc  Trying to get use to cout cin  is taking a while.  

by the way .
someone last night commeted that I use under G++.
cout.form("%02d,%02d,%02d",hours,minutes,second);
so I booted into LINUX  2 minutes later I was up and running
thanks for the help.


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