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why isnt it being handled properly?

I'm reading strings typed by the user into an array, and then printing them
out later. When the user types a sequence like n, why isn't it being handled
properly?





Character sequences like n are interpreted at compile time. When a backslash and
an adjacent n appear in a character constant or string literal, they are translated
immediately into a single newline character. (Analogous translations occur, of course,
for the other character escape sequences.) When you're reading strings from
the user or a file, however, no interpretation like this is performed: a backslash
is read and printed just like any other character, with no particular interpretation.



(Some interpretation of the newline character may be done during run-time I/O, but
for a completely different reason;

Posted by:Richards