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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-04 04:13:30

| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Ed Brey
| Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 2:49 PM
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: [boost] Re: Re: I/O library status
| Beyond these are the performance concerns of course;
| rather than the more efficient and arguably more readable:
| cout <<
| "My first line" "\n"
| "My second line";

Are you sure that this is more efficient?

cout <<
   "My first line" << endl <<
   "My second line";

has proven LESS efficient and I suspect the flush caused by encountering \n will
have the same effect. Of course, the differences are tiny in practice.

I view the newl as much clearer. And the concept that endl actually writes the
buffered output doesn't seem too complicated.

As a non-C programmer, "\n" looks plain nasty to me :-(


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