File handling in G++

Hi,
 I want to know the syntax for initializing a stream for input using g++.
What's wrong with:

#include<fstream>
....
ifstream fin;
fin.open("Myfile.txt");

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MafaldaCommented:
I would suggest

#include <fstream>
using namespace std; // probably you forgot to specify the namespace usage

fstream fin("Myfile.txt", ios_base::in);
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MafaldaCommented:
If you insist on using ifstream then

#include<fstream>
using namespace std;

....
ifstream fin;
fin.open("Myfile.txt");

or
#include<fstream>
using std::ifstream;

....
ifstream fin;
fin.open("Myfile.txt");

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MafaldaCommented:
What error do you receive ?
A compilation error or a runtime error ?
For a runtime error look where you put the file ..
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AxterCommented:
I recommend using prefix, instead of adding the type to the global namespace.

#include<fstream>


std::ifstream fin;  //Put std:: in front
fin.open("Myfile.txt");
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MafaldaCommented:
I think that both axter and myself gave a solution.
I recommend a split
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