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4.15 Exercises

  1. Using the FIELDWIDTHS variable (see Constant Size), write a program to read election data, where each record represents one voter’s votes. Come up with a way to define which columns are associated with each ballot item, and print the total votes, including abstentions, for each item.
  2. Plain Getline, presented a program to remove C-style comments (‘/* … */’) from the input. That program does not work if one comment ends on one line and another one starts later on the same line. That can be fixed by making one simple change. What is it?