FAQ: Variables - Chaining


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I do not see the output window.
I do not have terminal


This question confused me because of the brackets. I had -

int score = 0;
std::cout << "Player score: [" << score << "]\n";

Could not figure out why it wouldn’t accept that answer.

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Okay, I don’t get it. Where is a window that shows any output from the program. I write the code, compile and execute but where is the output. When you write HTML
it comes up in a browser. Where is the output for the C++?


that depends, if you use std::cout, usually to the console from which you execute the program. See documentation:


of course, once you are a bit further along with C++, you could build your own graphical interface with libraries like QT. Then starting your program starts a graphical window. Usually, you first work in the command line to get the basics of c++ down

HTML is just a markup language, so yes, there the HTML is rendered in the browser.


because of your square brackets ([])

the square brackets in the example are only there to indicate what the variable is you should replace.


One thing that I felt was a bug is that you have to hit the Run button before compiling. I didn’t see that listed anywhere. I’m guessing that saves the file, and being used to environments that autosave is a step some people might not be used to.