Printing an array in C++?


Question

Is there a way of printing arrays in C++?

I'm trying to make a function that reverses a user-input array and then prints it out. I tried Googling this problem and it seemed like C++ can't print arrays. That can't be true can it?

1
45
9/2/2009 9:48:53 PM

Accepted Answer

can't you just iterate over the elements? like this:

for (int i = numElements - 1; i >= 0; i--) 
    cout << array[i];

Note: As Maxim Egorushkin pointed out, this could overflow. See his comment below for a better solution.

48
4/27/2016 12:06:52 PM

Use the STL

#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <algorithm>
#include <iterator>

int main()
{
    std::vector<int>    userInput;

    // Read until end of input.
    // Hit control D  
    std::copy(std::istream_iterator<int>(std::cin),
              std::istream_iterator<int>(),
              std::back_inserter(userInput)
             );

    // Print in Normal order
    std::copy(userInput.begin(),
              userInput.end(),
              std::ostream_iterator<int>(std::cout,",")
             );
    std::cout << "\n";

    // Print in reverse order:
    std::copy(userInput.rbegin(),
              userInput.rend(),
              std::ostream_iterator<int>(std::cout,",")
             );
    std::cout << "\n";

    // Update for C++11
    // Range based for is now a good alternative.
    for(auto const& value: userInput)
    {
        std::cout << value << ",";
    }
    std::cout << "\n";
}

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