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Question - What is the difference between #include <filename> and #include “filename”?

Answer -

The difference is in the location where the preprocessor searches for the included file.

For #include "filename" the preprocessor searches in the same directory as the file containing the directive. This method is normally used to include programmer-defined header files.

For #include <filename> the preprocessor searches in an implementation dependent manner, normally in search directories pre-designated by the compiler/IDE. This method is normally used to include standard library header files.

Last edited Dec 11, 2015 at 1:20 PM by vineetchoudhary, version 1