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REPL C++

A REPL (Read-Eval-Print Loop) is an interactive programming environment that allows you to type code, have it evaluated immediately, and see the results. C++ traditionally doesn’t have a built-in REPL like some other languages, but there are third-party tools and online platforms that provide C++ REPL functionality. One popular option is the “C++ Shell” provided by various online compilers.

For instance, you can use the online compiler “repl.it” to run C++ code in a REPL-like environment. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Go to the repl.it website (https://repl.it/).
  2. Click on the “Start Coding” button.
  3. Choose “C++” as the language.
  4. In the editor that appears, you can start typing your C++ code.
  5. Once you’ve written some code, you can click the “Run” button, and your code will be compiled and executed, and the output will be shown in the console below the editor.

Here’s a simple example:

C++
#include <iostream>

int main() {
    std::cout << "Hello, world!" << std::endl;
    return 0;
}

Other than “repl.it,” there are several other online compilers and development environments that provide similar REPL-like functionality for C++. Some of them include:

  • Compiler Explorer: An online tool that lets you see the assembly code generated by the C++ compiler for your code.
    Website: https://godbolt.org/
  • JDoodle: An online platform that supports multiple programming languages and provides a REPL environment.
    Website: https://www.jdoodle.com/c-online-compiler
  • IDEOne: An online compiler and debugging tool for multiple languages including C++.
    Website: https://ideone.com/

Remember that while these online tools offer a convenient way to experiment with C++ code interactively, they might not provide all the features of a traditional IDE or development environment.

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