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Old 08-15-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question C++ Header files missing

Hi guys,
Recently i typed a C++ prg. When i compiled it gave alot of errors but the first two errors were
"iostream.h:No such file or directory" and
"fstream.h:No such file or directory".

I doing a little bit of fielhandling in the program. I think the remaining errors are due lack of these files. I have alreaady installed gcc,g++ and build-essential. Still i am getting these errors.
Please help.......
Thanks in advance.......
Old 08-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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Aren't C++ headers just iostream and fstream without the .h?
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New GCC (which is in the recent distros) doesn't have iostream.h and so on. Only iostream is available.
Old 08-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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You either need to install an old version of g++ (g++-4.1 seems to work)
or use <iostream> and <fstream> instead of <iostream.h> and <fstream.h>

Apparently the .h versions were deprecated and later removed entirely.

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