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    Multiple syntax errors

    Hey, I am trying to make a function for a larger battleship game, but I am getting errors that my TA didn't know how to fix either, so I thought I'd try my luck here.

    Code:
    #include <math.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <time.h>
    
    #define CARRIER_LENGTH 5
    
    void randomlyPlaceShipsOnBoard()
    {
    	int direction = 0, row = 0, column = 0, i = 0;
    
    	direction = rand() % 2;
    	
    	if (direction == 0)
    	{
    		column = rand() % 10;
    		row = rand() % 10 * (11-CARRIER_LENGTH); Error 7 is here
    	}
    	else
    	{
    		column = rand() % 10 * (11-CARRIER_LENGTH); Error 8 is here
    		row = rand() % 10;
    	}
    
    	while (i < CARRIER_LENGTH) Error 9 is here, which is confusing because there's no '='
    	{
    		if (gameBoard[row][column] != '~')
    		{
    			status = 1;
    		}
    		i++; Errors 10 and 11 are here
    		row++; Errors 12 and 13 are here
    	} Error 14 is here
    }
    The error messages are:

    Error 7 error C2059: syntax error : '='
    Error 8 error C2059: syntax error : '='
    Error 9 error C2059: syntax error : '='
    Error 10 error C2143: syntax error : missing '{' before '++'
    Error 11 error C2059: syntax error : '++'
    Error 12 error C2143: syntax error : missing '{' before '++'
    Error 13 error C2059: syntax error : '++'
    Error 14 error C2059: syntax error : '}'

    As always, the help is much appreciated, and I'm open to any suggestions for improvements..

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    try "Rebuild all"

    what i get compling your code
    Code:
    1>test.c(27) : error C2065: 'gameBoard' : undeclared identifier
    1>test.c(27) : error C2109: subscript requires array or pointer type
    1>test.c(29) : error C2065: 'status' : undeclared identifier
    Last edited by vart; 03-25-2009 at 10:40 PM.
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