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int main()
    char ch = 'A';
    int num = ch;

    cout << "The ASCII code for " << ch << "is " << num << "\n";
    cout << "Adding 1 to the character code : \n";
    ch = ch + 1;
    num = ch ;
    cout << "The ASCII code for " << ch << "is " << num << "\n";
    return (0);

I get the errors like

ex1.cpp: In function ‘int main()’:
ex1.cpp:6:5: error: ‘cout’ was not declared in this scope
ex1.cpp:6:5: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/iostream:62:18: note:   ‘std::cout’

Guys please correct my mistakes.

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closed as off topic by Tachyons, green7, Rafał Cieślak, hhlp, Thomas Ward Mar 9 '13 at 22:49

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Simply add 'using namespace std' before main function – Tachyons Mar 9 '13 at 17:50
You should ask programming related questions at, this website is only for Ubuntu-related questions. :) And the above comment is the answer to the question. – green Mar 9 '13 at 17:56
@Tachyons thanks :) – prabuksara Mar 9 '13 at 18:01
@green7 New to AskUbuntu so sorry :) – prabuksara Mar 9 '13 at 18:05
No Problem. Atleast, now you know. – green Mar 9 '13 at 18:06
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Do not add a global using namespace std as other users are saying, this is an extremely bad practice, learn how to use methods and namespaces instead.

cout is not a particular method, std::cout is the method cout from the std namespace and this is the correct way to write methods in C++.

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Add using namespace std after your include(s).

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Whoops.. Just realized the answer already was in the comments above. – Frederik Spang Mar 9 '13 at 18:06
I posted it as comment because this question is offtopic here – Tachyons Mar 9 '13 at 18:11
Fair enough! It might get moved anyway. – Frederik Spang Mar 9 '13 at 18:29

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