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not getting expected result with fgets

shiguera\′s Photo
7 Oct 12, 4:08PM
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not getting expected result with fgets
Hi, I have the following code which I cannot get to work correctly. The first printf doesn't show until I enter the name and hit Enter. What am I missing/doing wrong? I'm using Eclipse...

#include <stdio.h>
enum {max_char = 20 };
static char name[max_char+1]="";
int main( int argc, char ** argv ) {
	printf("Type your name: ");
	fgets(name, max_char, stdin);
	printf("Your name is %s\n", name);
	return 0;

I type the name (daniel) on a blank screen and then the result is printed:


Type your name: Your name is daniel

Thanks for any help you can provide.
shiguera\′s Photo
8 Oct 12, 4:18AM
Thanks Will, I had tried the first option and did not work either. I tried the scanf as you suggested, with same results. Still a blank line at the beginning.
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