The C++ namespace: C++ program example without the 'using namespace std;'


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows XP Pro SP2

Header file: Standard

Additional library: none/default

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To do: A simple C++ program example which does not using the C++ standard namespace, using fully qualified namespace instead

To show: How to use the fully qualified namespace instead of the standard namespace in C++ programming





// demonstrates the use of function prototypes without the 'using namespace std;' but fully qualified standard namespace

#include <iostream>


// another method simplifying type identifier

typedef unsigned short USHORT;


// function prototype

USHORT FindTheArea(USHORT length, USHORT width);


int main(void)


USHORT lengthOfYard;

USHORT widthOfYard;

USHORT areaOfYard;


// without using namespace std globally, you have to explicitly use the std for every occurrences of the standard C++

// class namespace. Also apply to other non-standard namespace which need to use fully qualified namespace

std::cout<< "\nThe wide of your yard(meter)? ";

std::cin>> widthOfYard;

std::cout<< "\nThe long of your yard(meter)? ";

std::cin>> lengthOfYard;

areaOfYard = FindTheArea(lengthOfYard, widthOfYard);

std::cout<< "\nYour yard is ";

std::cout<< areaOfYard;

std::cout<< " square meter\n\n";


return 0;





return (l * w);



Output example:


The wide of your yard(meter)? 20

The long of your yard(meter)? 20

Your yard is 400 square meter

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