Writing a function for the specifics..?

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    Question Writing a function for the specifics..?

    Can anyone help me write a function that does the following, any ideas...?

    1.Its supposed to capitalize every letter at the beginning of a sentence.
    2. Insert a space after every punctuation mark except for dashes (-) and single quote (').
    3. Capitalize every letter after each of the punctuation marks.

    can anyone help, plsss, sugestions ideas...?

    My code below, ok ppl im asking you to help, not do everything then!

    Code:
    void makeproper ( char *in)
    
    {
    
     
    
         
    
    if ( islower( *in) ){
    
    *in = toupper( *in );
    
                    }
    
         
    
         while ( *in ){
    
              
    
              if( ispunct( *in++ ) ){
    
                  if( *in != '\'' && *in != '-' ){ /* next must be space */
    
                  /**need_space = 1;
    
                  need_upper = 1;**/
    
    
    
                  putchar (' ');
    
                          if ( islower( *in ) ){
    
                          *in = toupper( *in );}
    
                    }
    
    
    
                    else{
    
                    /**need_space = 0;
    
                    need_upper = 1;**/
    
                    if ( islower( *in ) ){
    
                    *in = toupper( *in );
    
                    }
    
                    }
    
                    }
    
    
    
    else
    
    if(ispunct( *in++ ) && isspace( *in++ ))
    
    {
    
    if( *in != '\'' && *in != '-' ){ 
    
        
    
        if ( islower( *in ) )
    
               {
    
                    *in = toupper( *in );
    
                    }
    
    }
    
    
    
    }
    
    
    
    ++in;    
    
               }/**end while**/
    
    
    
    
    
    } /**end of make proper**/
    Last edited by Matus; 03-04-2008 at 07:21 PM. Reason: People said to post the codes i have already!!

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    1. First figure out how to find the start of a sentence. That might be specially defined in the assignment.
    2. Char by char analysis is probably a good way to go about it.
    3. See above suggestion.

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    Please, please, please, post your best attempt at coding your assignment before posting to the forums. You will not get far otherwise. Also read over the FAQs prior to posting as well.

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    Dude ok im not asking you to do everything, check the code i have and help me modify it please, that is if you got time, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slingerland3g View Post
    Please, please, please, post your best attempt at coding your assignment before posting to the forums. You will not get far otherwise. Also read over the FAQs prior to posting as well.
    Ok can you see the code i posted now, can you help me modify it please, thanks!!

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    Your horrible indention is going to make this pretty hard on yourself since you won't be able to easily follow the code.

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    Read and learn:
    Code:
    void makeproper (char *in)
    {
    	if ( islower( *in) )
    	{
    		*in = toupper( *in );
    	}
    
    	while ( *in )
    	{
    		if( ispunct( *in++ ) )
    		{
    			if( *in != '\'' && *in != '-' )
    			{ /* next must be space */
    				/**need_space = 1;
    				need_upper = 1;**/
    				putchar (' ');
    
    				if ( islower( *in ) )
    				{
    					*in = toupper( *in );
    				}
    			}
    			else
    			{
    				/**need_space = 0;
    				need_upper = 1;**/
    				if ( islower( *in ) )
    				{
    					*in = toupper( *in );
    				}
    			}
    		}
    		else
    			if(ispunct( *in++ ) && isspace( *in++ ))
    			{
    				if( *in != '\'' && *in != '-' )
    				{
    					if ( islower( *in ) )
    					{
    						*in = toupper( *in );
    					}
    				}
    			}
    		++in;    
    	}/**end while**/
    } /**end of make proper**/
    Removed horrible multiple lines between each line of code and fixed indentation.
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    Code:
    if ( islower( *in ) )
    {
       *in = toupper( *in );
    }
    you do not need if - toupper will do this check anyway
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