help with an error

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    help with an error

    hi, i only have 3 errors to get, and they are all

    'letf operand must be l-value'

    just wondering if anyone can help

    heres the code

    Code:
     /*
    
    		void sort (int room_number_array[], char name_array[][20], int num_people_array[], char destination_array[], int SIZE_array)
    	{
    	int outer_index = SIZE;
    	int inner_index;
    	int elements_switched = TRUE;
    
    	int temp_room_num;
    	char temp_name[20] =  {"\0"};
    	char temp_dest;
    	int temp_num_people;
    
    	while ( (elements_switched == TRUE) && (outer_index >= 1)) {
    
    		inner_index = 0;
    		elements_switched = FALSE;
    		while (inner_index <= outer_index-1) {
    			if (room_number_array[inner_index] > room_number_array [inner_index + 1]){
    
    				temp_room_num = room_number_array[inner_index];
    				room_number_array [inner_index] = room_number_array [inner_index + 1];
    				room_number_array [inner_index + 1] = temp_room_num;
    
    		        ERROR-> temp_name = name_array[inner_index];
    			ERROR->	name_array[inner_index] = name_array [inner_index+1];
    			ERROR->	name_array[inner_index + 1] = temp_name;
    
    				temp_num_people = num_people_array[inner_index];
    				num_people_array[inner_index] = num_people_array [inner_index+1];
    				num_people_array[inner_index + 1] = temp_num_people;
    
    				temp_dest = destination_array[inner_index];
    				destination_array[inner_index] = destination_array [inner_index+1];
    				destination_array[inner_index+1] = temp_dest;
    
    				elements_switched = TRUE;
    			}
    			inner_index++;
    		}
    		outer_index--;
    	}
    
    	return;
    }
    */

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    You cannot copy the contents of a string (char array) with the = operator. Use strcpy();
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    What's the ERROR-> doing in your code?

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    Originally posted by Monster
    What's the ERROR-> doing in your code?
    That'll be highlighting the lines the compilers moaning about, I expect
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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