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After repeated failure with getting things to work on BCC55, I''ve tried switching over to DevC++, but my problems refuse to relent. I made a little test program consisting of a simple "Person" class. It has private fields for name, age, and gender, 3 constructors (default, one asking for their name, age, and gender, and a copy), and then three accessor fields (one for each private field). Then I have the test program to impliment it. It requests the user''s name/age/gender. Then prints out their age. Trivial, but again, just a test. I kept everything in the same *.cpp file, added it to a DevC++ project and tried to compile it, but I got a slew of crazy errors, including, but not limited to: syntax error before '';'' parse error before ''n'' syntax error before''('' ''name'' undeclared (first use this function) (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in.) ANSI C++ forbids declaration ''age'' with no type. ''g'' was not declared in this scope. .... .... It''s as if it doesn''t know what a class is =-( Earlier I was having more problems trying to get some Dx tutorial code to work, but I get more and more errors each time I compile (that''s how it feels anyway). How can I begin to learn more complicated things if I can''t get the begining tutorial code to run??? Problems like this don''t instill confidence in the workability of C++ compilers, I doubt I would ever spend a lot of money on a professional one if I''m just going to end up with more errors. I just don''t see how so many people are having fun with things like Direct X and game programming when I can''t get pre-made ready-to-work code examples to work. It''s really aggrivating and I''ve been trying to figure it out for about a week. I don''t want to invest money in a book on it, either, because I''m sure I''ll get it in the mail and find out I can''t get it to run. Can anyone help me out here? "I''''m not evil... I just use the power of good in evil ways."

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First off, the errors are not in the compilier, you are causing them. Secondly, if you post your code, I''d be glad to help you out, I just can''t say much without seeing some code. And finally thirdly, DX is very hard to set up in DevC++, I''m not saying it can''t be done, but it is hard, it took me almost a month before I figured it out, and by then I just caved and bought VC++. So post your code and I''ll see if I can help or not.

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Post your code, maybe we can spot the mistake. Often the silly little things are the hardest to notice.

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Original post by Tac-Tics
After repeated failure with getting things to work on BCC55, I''ve tried switching over to DevC++, but my problems refuse to relent.

I made a little test program consisting of a simple "Person" class. It has private fields for name, age, and gender, 3 constructors (default, one asking for their name, age, and gender, and a copy), and then three accessor fields (one for each private field).

Then I have the test program to impliment it. It requests the user''s name/age/gender. Then prints out their age. Trivial, but again, just a test.

I kept everything in the same *.cpp file, added it to a DevC++ project and tried to compile it, but I got a slew of crazy errors, including, but not limited to:
syntax error before '';''
parse error before ''n''
syntax error before''(''
''name'' undeclared (first use this function)
(Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in.)
ANSI C++ forbids declaration ''age'' with no type.
''g'' was not declared in this scope.
....
....

It''s as if it doesn''t know what a class is =-(

Earlier I was having more problems trying to get some Dx tutorial code to work, but I get more and more errors each time I compile (that''s how it feels anyway). How can I begin to learn more complicated things if I can''t get the begining tutorial code to run???

Problems like this don''t instill confidence in the workability of C++ compilers, I doubt I would ever spend a lot of money on a professional one if I''m just going to end up with more errors. I just don''t see how so many people are having fun with things like Direct X and game programming when I can''t get pre-made ready-to-work code examples to work. It''s really aggrivating and I''ve been trying to figure it out for about a week. I don''t want to invest money in a book on it, either, because I''m sure I''ll get it in the mail and find out I can''t get it to run. Can anyone help me out here?

"I''m not evil... I just use the power of good in evil ways."



The first thing most people here will want is for you to post a snippet of code so we can try to figure out where the problem might be comming from. Now, as for your confidence in C++ compilers, once we you get the hang of C++''s objects, I''m sure it will change.




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OK, but first, how do I make those little code boxes for the forum? I''ve seen other people using them, but I don''t know how to do it myself.

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Thnx for the link to the FAQ. Only now does the big question mark link stand out for me to find =-)

  
#include <iostream.h>

class Person
{
private:
string name;
int age;
bool gender; // 1 = male 0 = female


public:
Person ();
Person (string n, int a, bool g);
Person (Person& p);
string getName ();
int getAge ();
bool getGender ();
};

Person::Person ()
{
name = "John";
age = 16;
gender = true;
}

Person::Person (string n, int a, bool g)
{
name = n;
age = a;
gender = g;
}

Person::Person (Person& p)
{
name = p.getName();
age = p.getAge();
gender = p.getGender();
}

string Person::getName ()
{
return (name);
}

int Person::getAge ()
{
return (age);
}

bool Person::getGender ()
{
return (gender);
}

int main ()
{
string n;
cout << "Enter name: ";
cin >> n;
cout << endl;

int a;
cout << "Enter age: ";
cin >> a;
cout << endl;

bool g;
cout << "Enter gender: ";
cin >> g;
cout << endl;

Person you(n, a, g);
cout << "Your age is " << you.getAge();

return (0);
}


Well there it is. I hope I''m not missing something obvious =-/

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A couple things I noticed immediately: You''re not including string. The string class is in the std namespace. I''ll try compiling it when I get the chance, and then I''ll find all of the problems (if no one else does that before me).

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Simple error

replace the #include
with

#include <iostream>
#include <string>

-you cant use string if you don''t define it

Now if only you could cut and paste code sections without it becoming one big line...

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AHHHH!!! It was so simple of a mistake! But my compiler at school and the previous one I had automatically included the string class! Thnx all very much. I hope I can figure out my other problems now.

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