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c++ - header files

reply asdf <asdf_member pathlink.com> writes:
could someone explain, in detail what header files do?
Jun 11 2004
parent Scott Michel <scottm mordred.cs.ucla.edu> writes:
asdf <asdf_member pathlink.com> wrote:
 could someone explain, in detail what header files do?

Ok, I'll bite -- although this is such a basic question, you're a lot better off purchasing a basic C/C++ programming book from Borders or B&N. You also might want to look at the comp.lang.c newsgroup. A header file is a place where you put common structures, manifest constants ("#defines"), etc. Then you can #include the header file in your .c files so that you don't have to duplicate those definitions in each .c file itself. Really, it's that basic. -- Scott Michel, Ph.D. | No research proposal ever survives UCLA Computer Science | contact with implementation. | !! Futuaris nisi irrisus ridebis !!
Jun 12 2004