incompatible types in assignment

This is a discussion on incompatible types in assignment within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; following is main function of my program Code: #include<stdio.h> #include"header.h" main() { unsigned char crc; unsigned char ar; pdt pv; ...

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    incompatible types in assignment

    following is main function of my program
    Code:
    #include<stdio.h>
    #include"header.h"
    
    main()
    {
        unsigned char crc;
        unsigned char ar;
        pdt pv;
        adt av;
        frame *f1;
        frame fr;
        
        int src1=0;
        int dest1=1;
    
        av.ack=9;
        
    //opens a file and assigns a file descriptive to fp
        fp=fopen("txtfile","r");
    
       //generates stuffed information
       stuff(&pv,fp);
       
        //creates the control byte
        control_byte(&pv);
    
        //crc is generated for the information
        crc=crc_gent(&pv);
    
        //frame is created..
        f1=(frame *)make_frame(&pv,crc,src1,dest1);
        
        //push that frame into a buffer
        push(f1);
        
    //check for the acknowledgement from the receiver side
        ar=ack_check(&av);
    
    //sliding window is created...
        fr = slide(512,ar); //incompatibe type in assignment
    }

    my header file is
    Code:
    #include<stdio.h>
    //typedef int frame_type;
    
    FILE * fp;
    
    typedef struct payload {
    	int frm_typ;
    	unsigned char cb;
    	unsigned char stuf_info[5];
    }pdt;
    
    typedef struct frame {
    	char st_flag;
    	int src_addr;
    	int dest_addr;
    	pdt p;
    	unsigned char crc;
    	char end_flag;
    }frame;
    struct frame f4[512];
    
    typedef struct ack_frme
    {
    char st_flg;
    int src_addr;
    int dest_addr;
    unsigned char ack;
    char end_flg;
    }adt;
    i have problem in
    fr = slide(512, ar);


    slide function is returning a frame..
    but for that line its giving error as incompatible types in assignment.
    Last edited by vapanchamukhi; 09-18-2008 at 10:23 PM.

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    So where is the prototype for slide() in all of that.

    The make_frame() cast is almost certainly wrong for the same reason, except all that you've managed to do is stop the compiler from complaining about it.
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    thats my main header file.... for each function one library is created and also a header file. in that the function prototypes are declared....

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    If slide() is defined in slide.c and prototyped in slide.h, then you also need
    #include "slide.h"
    in your main
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    This is my slide function... i have taken 'f' as a variable of frame type. and slide function is returning this 'f' which is of frame type.... so in the main function also im receiving this in a variable which is also of type frame... so also it is giving error... im actually not understanding any thing why its giving error????


    Code:
     #include<stdio.h>
     #include"header.h"
    
      int sequence(unsigned char seq);
    
    
    frame slide(int size,unsigned char seq)    //for sliding window of size 5
     {
        int frameN;
        frame f;
        static int i=-1,j=-1,c=0;           /* i indicates the index of start of window and j indicates the index of last frame sent in the window, required the values of i and j to be static as to persist in the next function calls*/
    	    int k;                                 //index of the frame to sent is remembered in k
        frameN=sequence(seq);
        if(c==5 && frameN==0)                            /* if no acknowledgement is received when window size is over then setting the values of i and j to                                                         retransmit frames*/
        {
          j=i;
          c=0;                                   //resetting window size counter to zero
        }
       else                  
           if(frameN==0)                       // if window counter is less than 5,and acknowledgement is not received then keep on sending frames        
           {
               c++;
               j++;
           }
        else                   //when acknowledgement is received the indices i and j are set according to the sequence no. mentioned in acknowledgement 
           {
    	       i=j=frameN;
               c=0;
           }
            k=j;             // index of the frame to sent is remembered in k
            j++;             //as sendind of frame takes place, index j is increased by one
        f = f4[k];
        return f;
     }

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    check your compiler version?

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    I don't see a prototype of slide() in your header.h file -- and unprototyped functions return int.

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