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    compiler issue

    hello

    i am new to c/c++

    i am trying to compile some basic c code in dev-C++ but keep getting the following error

    C:\DEV-C_~1\INCLUDE\stdio.h:1: unterminated comment

    i know the code is correct so could someone please advise me what correction i need to make to the compiler.

    thanks

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    the code is definatley correct.

    the compiler is dev c++ 4

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    i have quickly become aware how frustrating programming can be.

    i have rectified the problem... the code IS compiling now.

    thanks for taking the time to try and help. no doubt i will be back on the forums many times in the future.

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    >>i have rectified the problem... the code IS compiling now
    So what was the problem.... let others learn from your experiences too.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    > i have quickly become aware how frustrating programming can be.
    Asking somebody to help you without showing them your errors produces similar results.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    i manually deleted the dev- c++ compiler and reinstalled it (i did this twice) and it worked on the third installation... as simply as that... i dont know why it decided to work this time

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    That seems a bit strange.... oh well, at least you got it going.

    I was going to suggest this, which I found in google's NG archive:
    Using " and ' in a comment started with // results in an
    "Unterminated string or character constant"
    if you hand it in a .c file to gcc without telling anything about
    C++.
    It's a bit old, and probably nothing like what you're running.... but it would have been my only shot...
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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