Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 3 weeks ago

How to input for x = ( 1 to total length of a string ) in c++?

2 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    in java, I would use:

    for (int x = 1; x <= str.length(); x++)

    It has been about 25 years since I've looked at C++, so not sure what string methods exist there, but there should be something similar.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If that string really is a C++ string, using the <string> header, then the for loop you seem to be asking for is:

        std::string s;

        std::cin >> s;

        for (unsigned x = 1; x <= s.size(); ++x)


             // do something with x here


    Using unsigned instead of int cuts out warnings about signed-vs-unsigned comparisons.  (For obscure, edge-case reasons, the string length is returned as an unsigned type.)

    Are you sure you want to loop on from 1 to n?  Remember that string and array index values start at 0 for the first position in C++, as in Java an many other languages. If you are going to look at the x'th character of the string s in that loop, be sure to use s[x-1] instead of s[x].

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