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I am trying to compile this tutorial which prints something weird. Offcourse copyrights are all to gametutorials.com I am only using this to try and find the problem.
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <iostream>									// Include our standard files
#include <string>									// Include this to use the string class
#include <vector>									// Include this to use the vector class
using namespace std;								// Set the namespace to standard

// When programming, you come across problems all the time that could be
// standard and you wonder why C/C++ didn't come up with something for it.
// Lists are one of those things that we use almost all the time when making
// games.  You would use a list for an inventory, monsters in the room,
// characters in your party, the amount of ammo you hold, polygons in your world...
// There are tons of applications for it.  For those of you who have written
// a link list class over and over again, for every data type you use, I
// have something that will change your world; it's called vectors.
// I don't mean 3D vectors, I mean the STL's (Standard Template Library)
// "vector" class.  This allows you dynamically allocate data with out ever
// touching new, malloc() or realloc().  The vector class is an array
// based link list.  If you want just a link list you can use STL's "list".
// There is also stack and queue.  You will never need to implement your
// own list class again.  These are most likely faster and more efficient
// than anything we could write.  Below I attempt to show you the benefits
// to using the vector class.

// Here we create our own structure for items.  This will be used to
// demonstrate how we could easily create and manage an inventory.
struct tItem
{
string strName;							// This will hold our item's name
int weight;								// This will hold our item's weight
};

int main()									// Beginning of the program
{
// Below we create our first list.  It is a list of integers.
// To do so, we put the vector class name in front, then we use
// the less than sign '<' with the list type we want in the middle,
// and then close it with the greater than sign '>'.  If you have worked
// with templated classes you will notice this syntax.  After we define
// the type of list we want, we assign it to a variable name, vIntegers in this case.

vector<int>		vIntegers;				// Create a list of integers using the vector class

// Now that we have our list, we don't have anything in it.
// We want to add an integer to it.  To do so you call the function:
// push_back().  This function adds a new item to the list on the top.
// We push back a 5, so now we have a list with the size of 1, with the
// first index in the list the value 5.  It works just like a stack.
// Pushing something on puts it on top, and popping something off takes
// the top one off.  The difference is that we can access any index like an array.

vIntegers.push_back(5);					// Add an integer to the list with the value 5

// Here we print out the size (how many items) are in the list.
// So far we only added one, so this should print out 1 to the screen.
// To get the size of our list we call the function size().  This makes
// everything so much easier when dealing with lists.  You don't need to
// walk the list and count yourself, as well as it being dynamic.

cout << "The current size of the integer list is: " << vIntegers.size() << endl;

// Now we want to add more items to our list.  We just call the same function
// we did up above, push_back(), and pass in the values that we want stored.

vIntegers.push_back(10);				// Add 10 to our list (List size is now 2)
vIntegers.push_back(15);				// Add 15 to our list (List size is now 3)
vIntegers.push_back(20);				// Add 20 to our list (List size is now 4)

// We should now have a list size of 4 with the values [5 10 15 20] in an array.
// Instead of passing in constant values, I will demonstrate on how to pass in
// variables.

int number = 25;						// Create a variable and set it to 25

// It works just like any other function, just pass in the variable and it
// takes it's value and creates another slot to hold that value.

vIntegers.push_back(number);			// Add 25 to our list (List size is now 5)

// Here we print out the current size of our list which should be 5
cout << "The current size of the integer list is: " << vIntegers.size() << "\n\n";

int i;									// Create a counter variable

// Below we print out all of the values in our list.  You can index
// any value in the list like an array:  vIntegers[3] - (The 4th item in the list)

// Go through the entire list
for(i = 0; i < vIntegers.size(); i++)
{
// Here we print out the current value in our list of index 'i'
cout << "vIntegers[" << i << "] is: " << vIntegers << endl;
}

// Let's say we want to get rid of some items in our list.
// To do that we call pop_back().  This destroys the item
// on top of the list (The last one added on) like a stack does.
// If we didn't just want the top one removed, we would then
// just swap the one we wanted removed with the last one in the list,
// then call pop_back().  Neat huh :)

vIntegers.pop_back();					// Remove the item with value 25 from the top
vIntegers.pop_back();					// Remove the item with value 20 from the top

// Once again, to demonstrate the awesome power of vectors,
// we print the size of the list :)  It should be 3 since we just removed 2.
cout << "\nThe current size of the integer list is: " << vIntegers.size() << "\n\n";

// To prove we removed the last 2 items, we go through them all again
for(i = 0; i < vIntegers.size(); i++)
{
// Print out the current item and it's value in order from 0
cout << "vIntegers[" << i << "] is: " << vIntegers << endl;
}

// If we want to clear the list, we don't need to pop them all off.
// We can just call the handy "clear()" function.  Guess what it does?

vIntegers.clear();						// Reset the list of integers

// If we print out the size of the list now we should see there is 0 items
cout << "\nThe current size of the integer list is: " << vIntegers.size() << "\n\n";

// Working with integers is easy, but let's try something a bit more complicated.
// Below we create a vector list of tItems.  This is the structure we
// created above.  It's the same template syntax as working with
// integers, except we substitute "int" with "tItem" as seen below.
// There is one thing different though in this case.  We want to start
// off with 3 items.  We just pass 3 into the class's constructor.
// The items will be initialized to 0 so there is no need to memset().

vector<tItem>	vInventory(3);			// Create an inventory list

// Now if we print out the size of our list it would say 3
cout << "\nThe current size of the vInventory is: " << vInventory.size() << "\n\n";

// Go through all of the items in our inventory and initialize them
for(i = 0; i < vInventory.size(); i++)
{
// We want to set our item name and weight.  Notice how it works
// exactly like an array of tItem's.  We just specify the index
// we want to change and then access the members of that structure.

// Set the item name to bread

// Set the weight to the current index
vInventory.weight = i + 1;
}

// Go through the whole inventory and print out the information
for(i = 0; i < vInventory.size(); i++)
{
// Here we print out the name of the current item
cout << "vInventory[" << i << "]'s name is: " << vInventory.strName << endl;

// Here we print out the weight of the current item
cout << "vInventory[" << i << "]'s weight is: " << vInventory.weight << "\n\n";
}

// Here is one last example of using vectors.  If we have a normal array
// of a data type, we can copy that entire array into a vector easily.
// No, not through a for loop, but through the vector's constructor.

// Create an array of 5 floats.  We put the 'f' after each one to
// cast it as a float, otherwise the compiler will warn us about it.
float myFloats[5] = {1.1f, 2.1f, 3.1f, 4.1f, 5.1f};

// When you copy an array into a new vector you just pass in the
// array name for the first parameter, then pass in a pointer to
// the last item in the array.  To do that you just say "myFloats + 5".
// That is how it knows the size of the vector to create.

// Copy the array into the new vector
vector<float> vFloats(myFloats, myFloats + 5);

// To prove this worked, we go through the whole list and print the values
for(i = 0; i < vFloats.size(); i++)
{
// Here we print out the value of each item in the list
cout << "vFloats[" << i << "] is: " << vFloats << endl;
}

system("pause");
return 0;								// Return success
}


This should normally print out to the screen: The current size of the integer list is: 1 The current size of the integer list is: 5 vIntegers["0"] is: 5 vIntegers["0"] is: 10 vIntegers["0"] is: 15 vIntegers["0"] is: 20 vIntegers["0"] is: 25 and then some other stuff. But when I compile it with my Dev-c++ 4.9.9.0 I get this: vIntegers["0"] is: 5 vIntegers["0"] is: 10 vIntegers["0"] is: 15 The current size of the integer list is: 0 The current size of the integer list is: 3 Can anyone see what is wrong? Hope you can help me out, Joshua

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The problem is that the results have scrolled off the top of your command window.

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I try'd that but that doesn't seem to be the problem :(

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Try putting a system("pause") after each section. There is nothing wrong with the code. It works just fine.

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thank you very much, I guess you were right :D

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