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    Question structures

    Ok I am learning how to pass structures to a function and I keep getting an error about return type of main is not int, and it does not display the name.

    I am following along in the book that I have, and this program is almost just like one they have in there. I don't really understand what I am doing wrong. Here is my code

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <string.h>
    
     
    
    struct player {
        char name[20];
        int skill;
    };
    
    void pstruct(struct player profile);
        
    void main()
    {
        struct player info;
      
        strcpy(info.name,"Vertex");
        
        pstruct(info);
        
        system("pause");
    }
    
    void pstruct(struct player profile)
    {
        printf("%s\n",profile.name);
    }

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    Or, disregard my crap and look at your main function. The compiler tells you exactly whats wrong. And Salem will come along in a little bit and drive it into your nogging exactly whats wrong with his BFG
    Last edited by pablo615; 10-12-2004 at 04:48 PM.

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    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Man this is driving me nuts lol, its probably really obvious too!

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    Like I said in my post above, the compiler is telling you EXACTLY what is wrong. I am assuming of course that you are experienced enough to know what a return type is and what an int is and how to define a function. If thats not the case, then maybe the compiler error isn't as helpful to you as it is to me

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    Here is another hint:
    Code:
    void main()
    {
       // code here
    }
    The above code is incorrect, that is NOT the way you declare main(). If you read the FAQ, it will tell you the correct way.

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    after you fix the code, take the book that had that example and throw it in the garbage... better yet, burn it...

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    Ok thanks for the reference to the faq Hammer, I understand why not to do that now.

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