OT Signature quote [was Re: Unrecognized escape sequences in string literals]
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Fri Aug 14 18:17:36 CEST 2009
On 2009-08-14, Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:07:31 -0700, Aahz wrote:
>> "I saw `cout' being shifted "Hello world" times to the left and stopped
>> right there." --Steve Gonedes
> Assuming that's something real, and not invented for humour, I presume
> that's describing something possible in C++. Am I correct?
Yes. In C++, the "<<" operator is overloaded. Judging by the
context in which I've seen it used, it does something like
write strings to a stream.
> What the hell
> would it actually do???
IIRC in C++,
cout << "Hello world";
is equivalent to this in C:
or this in Python:
print "hellow world"
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