matthewrdev matthewrdev - 1 year ago 106
C++ Question

Is there a tab equivalent of std::endl within the standard library?

Using C++, is there an equivalent standard library constant for

like there is for a newline?


std::stringstream ss;
ss << std::tab << "text";

If not, why is this the case?

(I'm aware I can just insert a
but I'd like to sate my curiosity).

Answer Source

No. std::endl isn't a newline constant. It's a manipulator which, in addition to inserting a newline, also flushes the stream.

If you just want to add a newline, you're supposed to just insert a '\n'. And if you just want to add a tab, you just insert a '\t'. There's no std::tab or anything because inserting a tab plus flushing the stream is not exactly a common operation.

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