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Constructor Issues

06 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

I am working with two classes right now which are called Block and TPiece. In the TPiece class there is an array of Blocks. The Block class only has one constructor Block(int x, int y). The constructor for my TPiece class is

	block[0] = Block(4, -1);  //Left Block
	block[1] = Block(5, -1);  //Middle Block
	block[2] = Block(6, -1);  //Right Block
	block[3] = Block(5, -2);   //Top Block
	rotation = 0;

When I attempt to compile that code, I get an error: "no matching function for call to 'Block::Block()'. It identifies that error as being at on the line: "TPiece::TPiece()". I don't know why it thinks I'm calling a the Block constructor there, but when I do add a constructor without parameters to the Block class, the program runs. Any idea why this is happening?

Textbook question about OOD with odd answer

05 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

I'm currently taking a AP programming course, and since I know most of the material already, I sometimes assist my teacher. The class is studying Object Oriented Progamming and Design in Java. My teacher and I were reviewing questions from the textbook which the class was working on, when we spotted answer that looked suspicious. I don't have the question with me right now, but it was something like this:


"What relationship tends to indicate a dependency?

a) IS_A

b) HAS_A


answer: c"


I was a bit confused about this answer beacuse I have never heard of a KNOWS_ABOUT relationship before this. I am aware of the IS_A and HAS_A relationships from the programming book I read when I first started programming. Have you ever heard about the KNOWS_ABOUT relationship, and are we wrong?

std::vector issues

12 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

In the last week or so, I've been attempting to implement pathfinding for my first time. I've been reading a tutorial on the general concept and have been trying to implement it on my own. For the Closed List and Open List, I use std::vector. The guide says once I find the optimal node to delete it from the Open List and add it to the Closed List. I'm doing that with this code:




The issue is that the wrong node is being deleted from the Open List, causing the pathfinding calculations to flow in an infinite loop. For Instance:


Closed List = (9,4)

Open List = (9,3) (10,4)


After the code I posted above executes, the vectors look like this:


Closed List = (9,4) (9,3)

Open List = (9,3)


While they should look like this


Closed List = (9,4) (9,3)

Open List = (10,4)


I checked the lowF value, and it is 0. So openList.erase(openList.begin()+lowF) should be the same as openList.erase(openList.begin()). For some reason, that line of code is deleting the second element in the vector instead of the first. I'm attaching a error log file I printed out. I'd appreciate any help. ty

Bit Flags vs. Boolean

10 October 2012 - 07:45 PM

I was trying to explain to a semi-programmer friend of mine today the purpose of Bit Flags vs. Booleans. And I couldn't think of any besides Memory Usage which seems rather weak seeing as it would save you a few 100 bytes of memory at most. So what's a could argument for Bit Flags I can tell him about, and to be honest I'm wondering myself right now too.

C++ -- Undinitialized Variables

06 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

I was just writing a small program today converting csv files to xml, and I noticed something weird was happening. I had an array of doubles that was being iniatialized near the end of the program using an array of strings, atof(), and a for loop. When I commented out the initialization and left only the declaration, I got some runtime errors. Then when I commented out the declaration, the program ran fine again. I've never had this happen to me before, so I made a short test program. All it was was an integer declaration, and it ran fine. Any idea what's causing this?