Solved

If statements

Posted on 2004-10-16
4
178 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
#include <iostream.h>
#include <conio.h>


int main ()
{
      char name [255];
      cout << "Please input your name: ";
      cin >> name;
      
      if (name == "Josh")
      {
            cout << "My name is josh also!";
      }
      else
      {
            cout << "We don't share the same name.";
      }

      getche();
}

That's my code, I'm using Borlands C++ Compiler.

My question:

How come it won't print "My name is josh also!" when I type in "Josh" in the actual program?

Thanks for your time,

Josh
0
Comment
Question by:Ultimas
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
nonubik earned 125 total points
ID: 12328016
>if (name == "Josh")
use
>if (strcmp(name ,"Josh") == 0)

'name' is a pointer and "Josh" another one, they both have different values.
strcmp compares the strings.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:drichards
ID: 12328017
You are doing pointer comparison, not string comparison.  You can do:

  if ( strcmp(name, "Josh") == 0 )
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:efn
ID: 12328020
Or you could use the string class from the standard library, and then comparing with == would work.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Ultimas
ID: 12328050
Problem solved.

#include <iostream.h>
#include <conio.h>


int main ()
{
      char name [255];
      cout << "Please input your name: ";
      cin >> name;
      
      if (strcmp(name, "Josh") == 0)
      {
            cout << "My name is josh also!";
      }
      else
      {
            cout << "We don't share the same name.";
      }

      getche();
}
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Templates For Beginners Or How To Encourage The Compiler To Work For You Introduction This tutorial is targeted at the reader who is, perhaps, familiar with the basics of C++ but would prefer a little slower introduction to the more ad…
  Included as part of the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) is a collection of generic containers. Each of these containers serves a different purpose and has different pros and cons. It is often difficult to decide which container to use and …
The viewer will learn how to user default arguments when defining functions. This method of defining functions will be contrasted with the non-default-argument of defining functions.
The viewer will be introduced to the technique of using vectors in C++. The video will cover how to define a vector, store values in the vector and retrieve data from the values stored in the vector.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question