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C++ Program to compare two string using pointers
  • Last Updated : 04 Nov, 2018

Given two strings, compare the strings using pointers

Examples:

Input: str1 = geeks, str2 = geeks
Output: Both are equal

Input: str1 = hello, str2 = hellu
Output: Both are not equal
As their length are same but characters are different

The idea is to dereference given pointers, compare values and advance both of them.

Program:




// C++ Program to compare two strings using
// Pointers
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
  
  
// Method to compare two string
// using pointer
bool compare(char *str1, char *str2)
{
    while (*str1 == *str2)
    {
        if (*str1 == '\0' && *str2 == '\0')
            return true;
        str1++;
        str2++;
    }      
  
    return false;
}
  
int main()
{
    // Declare and Initialize two strings
    char str1[] = "geeks";
    char str2[] = "geeks";
  
    if (compare(str1, str2) == 1)
        cout << str1 << " " << str2 << " are Equal";
    else
        cout << str1 << " " << str2 << " are not Equal";
}
Output:
geeks geeks are Equal
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