2.3. Modifying Our First C++ Program
This section continues our introduction to C++ programming with two examples, showing how to modify the program in Fig. 2.1 to print text on one line by using multiple statements and to print text on several lines by using a single statement.
Printing a Single Line of Text with Multiple Statements
Welcome to C++! can be printed several ways. For example, Fig. 2.3 performs stream insertion in multiple statements (lines 89), yet produces the same output as the program of Fig. 2.1. [Note: From this point forward, we use a darker shade of gray than the code table background to highlight the key features each program introduces.] Each stream insertion resumes printing where the previous one stopped. The first stream insertion (line 8) prints Welcome followed by a space, and the second stream insertion (line 9) begins printing on the same line immediately following the space. In general, C++ allows the programmer to express statements in a variety of ways.
Figure 2.3. Printing a line of text with multiple statements.
Printing Multiple Lines of Text with a Single Statement
A single statement can print multiple lines by using newline characters, as in line 8 of Fig. 2.4. Each time the \n (newline) escape sequence is encountered in the output stream, the screen cursor is positioned to the beginning of the next line. To get a blank line in your output, place two newline characters back to back, as in line 8.
Figure 2.4. Printing multiple lines of text with a single statement.