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restoring cin

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When someone puts bad input into an istream how to I restore it so it will work again?

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cin.clear()

Be warned, this will leave any remaining "bad" data on the stream. You might want to use a function such as cin.ignore to get rid of everything up to the end of the line.

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I tried that, but my program still conks out.

edit: didn't see your update, thanks. Also, will the getline function work aswell?

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