Parse Error Before String Constant?

This is a discussion on Parse Error Before String Constant? within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Code: #include <ctype.h> #include <conio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <math.h> int main(void) { int iLongDeg, iLongMin, iLongSec, iLatDeg, iLatMin, iLatSec, iFlag; ...

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    Parse Error Before String Constant?

    Code:
    #include <ctype.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <math.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
          int iLongDeg, iLongMin, iLongSec, iLatDeg, iLatMin, iLatSec, iFlag;
          int iError=0, iCtr=1, iFirst=1, iTotal=1;
          float fSmallDist=0, fLargeDist=0, fAvg=0, fAvgTotal=0;
          float pi = atan2(1,1)*4, fDecDeg, fRag, fDist, a1, a2,b1,b2;
          char cLongD, cLatD;
    /*
          int rc, longitude_1;
          printf("\nFirst longitude : ");
          rc = scanf("%d", &longitude_1);
    */
          while(!iFlag == 0){
              iError=0;
              printf("\nLongitude (DDDMMSS): ");
              iFlag = scanf("%3d%2d%2d", &iLongDeg, &iLongMin, &iLongSec);
    
              if (Err_Check(iLongDeg, iLongMin, iLongSec) != 0){
                  iError=1;
                  while(iError == 1){
                       printf("Reenter Longitude (DDDMMSS): ");
                       iFlag = scanf("%3d%2d%2d", &iLongDeg, &iLongMin, &iLongSec);
                       if (Err_Check(iLongDeg, iLongMin, iLongSec) != 0){
                          iError=1;
                       }
                       else { iError=0; }
                  }
              }
    
              printf("Direction (W or E): ");
              scanf("%c", &cLongD);
    
              if (cLongD != 'w' || cLongD != 'W' || cLongD != 'e' || cLongD != 'E'){
                  iError=1;
                  while(iError == 1){
                       print("Reenter Direction (W or E): ");
                       scanf("%c", cLongD);
                       if (cLongD != 'w' || cLongD != 'W' || cLongD != 'e' || cLongD != 'E'){
                           iError=1;
                       }
                       else{
                           iError=0;
                       }
                  }
              }
    
              if(cLongD == 'w' || 'W') { iLongDeg = iLongDeg * -1; }
    
              printf("\nLattitude (DDDMMSS): ");
              iFlag = scanf("%3d%2d%2d", &iLatDeg, &iLatMin, &iLatSec);
              if (Err_Check(iLatDeg, iLatMin, iLatSec) != 0){
                  iError=1;
                  while(iError == 1){
                       printf("Reenter Lattitude (DDDMMSS): ");
                       iFlag = scanf("%3d%2d%2d", &iLatDeg, &iLatMin, &iLatSec);
                       if (Err_Check(iLatDeg, iLatMin, iLatSec) != 0){
                          iError=1;
                       }
                       else { iError=0; }
                  }
              }
              printf("Direction (N or S): ");
              scanf("%c", &cLatD);
              if (cLatD != 'n' || cLatD != 'N' || cLatD != 's' || cLatD != 'S'){
                  iError=1;
                  while(iError == 1){
                       print("Reenter Direction (N or S): ");
                       scanf("%c", cLatD);
                       if (cLatD != 'n' || cLatD != 'N' || cLatD != 's' || cLatD != 'S'){
                           iError=1;
                       }
                       else{
                           iError=0;
                       }
                  }
              }
    
            if(cLatD == 'S' || 's') { iLatDeg = iLatDeg * -1; }
    
            if(iCtr == 1)
            {
              fDecDeg = iLatDeg + (iLatMin + iLatSec / 60) / 60;
              a1 = fDecDeg * (pi/180);
    
              fDecDeg = iLongDeg + (iLongMin + iLongSec / 60) / 60;
              b1 = fDecDeg * (pi/180);
    
              iCtr++;
            }
            else if (iCtr == 2){
              fDecDeg = iLatDeg + (iLatMin + iLatSec / 60) / 60;
              a2 = fDecDeg * (pi/180);
    
              fDecDeg = iLongDeg + (iLongMin + iLongSec / 60) / 60;
              b2 = fDecDeg * (pi/180);
    
              fDist = acos(cos(a1)*cos(b1)*cos(a2)*cos(b2) + cos(a1)*sin(b1)*cos(a2)*sin(b2) + sin(a1)*sin(a2)) * 6378;
    
              iCtr--;
    
              if(iFirst == 1){
                 iFirst++;
                 iTotal++;
                 fSmallDist = fDist;
                 fLargeDist = fDist;
                 fAvg = fDist;
                 fAvgTotal+=fDist;
              }
              else
                  if( fSmallDist > fDist ){
                     fSmallDist = fDist;
                  }
                  if(fLargeDist < fDist){
                     fLargeDist = fDist;
                  }
                  iTotal++;
                  fAvgTotal+=fDist;
              }
    
              printf("\n\n Distance (in KM): %10.2f", fDist);
              system("PAUSE");
              system("CLEAR");
            }
          }
    
    //**************************** These Lines have the Errors added line numbers to help out.
    131   printf("\n\nSummary of Data Processed (in km)");
    132   printf("\n\nSmallest Distance %10.2f", fSmallDist);
    133   printf("\n Largest Distance %10.2f", fLargeDist);
    134      fAvg = fAvgTotal / iTotal;
    135      printf("\n Average Distance %10.2f", fAvg);
    136
    137      system("PAUSE");
    //**************************** These Lines have the Errors ^
          return 0;
    }
    
    int Err_Check(int iDeg, int iMin, int iSec)
    {
        int iErr=0;
    
        if(iDeg > 180 || iDeg < 0){ iErr+=1; }
        if(iMin > 60 || iMin < 0) { iErr+=2; }
        if(iSec > 60 || iSec < 0) { iErr+=5; }
    //    if(strlen(iDeg) > 3 || strlen(iMin) > 2 || strlen(iSec) > 2){
    //       printf("Error: Invalid Data");
    //       iErr=8;
    //    }else{
            if(iErr == 1) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid degrees.\n"); }
            if(iErr == 2) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid minutes.\n"); }
            if(iErr == 5) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid seconds.\n"); }
            if(iErr == 3) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid degrees and minutes.\n"); }
            if(iErr == 6) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid degrees and seconds.\n"); }
            if(iErr == 7) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid minutes and seconds.\n"); }
            if(iErr == 8) { printf("Error: You have entered invalid degrees, minutes, and seconds.\n"); }
    //     }
    
        return iErr;
    }
    131 c:\school\assign~1.c parse error before string constant
    131 c:\school\assign~1.c warning: data definition has no type or storage class
    132c:\school\assign~1.c parse error before string constant
    132c:\school\assign~1.c warning: data definition has no type or storage class
    133c:\school\assign~1.c parse error before string constant
    133c:\school\assign~1.c warning: data definition has no type or storage class
    134c:\school\assign~1.c parse error before string constant
    134c:\school\assign~1.c warning: data definition has no type or storage class
    135c:\school\assign~1.c parse error before string constant
    135c:\school\assign~1.c warning: data definition has no type or storage class
    137c:\school\assign~1.c parse error before string constant
    137c:\school\assign~1.c warning: data definition has no type or storage class

    Not sure what this error means, i scanned the program a few times for missing semicolons, brackets. Im using bloodshed dev c++ ver 4 compiler. on windows xp

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    Oh, and welcome to the boards, thanks for using code tags you get extra points for that.

    Code:
              printf("\n\n Distance (in KM): %10.2f", fDist);
              system("PAUSE");
              system("CLEAR");
            }
          }
    one too many brackets.
    Last edited by jverkoey; 10-08-2004 at 12:01 AM.

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    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
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    You have one too many closing } prior to those lines.

    Plus you have a butt load of other warnings and errors to deal with.

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    thanks, it works now...

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    > if(cLatD == 'S' || 's')
    Does this work?
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