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#include  //If you type this and get an error your stuff is too old

using namespace std;
int main(){

	string str = "";
	int value = 0;
	bool cont = true;
	while (cont){
		cout << "Enter a value: ";
		getline(cin, str);
		stringstream ss(str);
		if (ss >> value && value >5 ){
			cont = false;

	cout << endl;
	return 0;


Homework: None

What is StringStream?
StringStream is a library that is used to convert from strings to numeric types in C++. StringStream models it's usage behaviors after iostream so it's easy to learn for people that are familiar with the basics of C++. StringStream replaces older methods of doing this like atoi or itoa and gives a much safer, error-free method of handling data parsing in C++.

Last modified: December 15, 2015