Hi there!

I'm new to c++ and I'm having problems with ifstream. I assume that my question is pretty stupid but here you go:

I've got something like:

ifstream infile(inname);

Furthermore I do have an array - let's call it Array - which contains several filenames I want to choose one from. With wrong synthax I want:

ifstream infile(Array[5]);

But as I figured - that doesn't work as ifstream seems to expect char as input.
Can you show me the direction here?


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Last Post by TerishD

>let's call it Array
Let's not. How about you write a small program that fails, and one of us can tell you why.

>Can you show me the direction here?
No. Taken in isolation, your code is correct. Post something with more substance if you want help.


Well sure - here you go:

#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
using namespace std;

string array[5];
	short loop=0;	
	string line; 
	ifstream filelist ("filelist.txt"); 	
	while (! filelist.eof() )
	getline (filelist,line); 
	array[loop] = line;
	cout << array[loop] << endl; 

int imax=4; 
int imaxX=2; 
int imaxY=600;
int ioutX=2; 
int ioutY=6; 

cout << array[1] << endl; // <- WORKS FINE HERE

   double Matrix[imaxX+imaxY][imaxX+imaxY]; 

    int i, j;

    ifstream infile(array[1]); // <-- PROBLEM HERE

    for (i = 0; i < imaxY; i++) {
        for (j = 0; j < imaxX; j++) {
            infile >> Matrix[i][j];
    return 0;

It crashes at the ifstream line.

Thank you in advance!


In thanks to firstPerson - consider this problem as solved :)


I found this same problem. The ifstream wants a 'const char,' but I wanted to feed it a value through a variable. I ended up setting up a number of if statements to open the proper file. I considered it a 'stupid' fix (as in I was too stupid to do it a better way), but I don't know if there is a better way. Does someone else know?

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