Compiler treating a function as a variable

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    Compiler treating a function as a variable

    I'm stumped.

    I'm using Dev-cpp as my IDE, compiler is hitting just one line with errors:

    Line 36 : variable or field `destroyDirt' declared void
    Line 36 : expected `;' before '(' token

    Line 36 is void destroyDirt(xyCord);

    the surrounding code is:
    Code:
    		// class constructor
    		DirtField(SDL_Surface * battlefield);
            
    		// class destructor
    		~DirtField();
    		
    		// destroy the dirt (if present) at the specified point
    		void destroyDirt(xyCord);
    This header file seems otherwise fine. Moving that function declaration within the file does not change the error (the line number of the error follows this function). If I comment out this function (and it's related definition) it compiles fine.

    I am terribly vexed...

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    Where is xyCord defined, and how?

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    That would be in another header file that I totally spaced off including in this one.

    Now I just feel silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virmitio View Post
    That would be in another header file that I totally spaced off including in this one.

    Now I just feel silly.
    Yes, I usually feel silly about that too - not quite as silly as when I thought (a > b) meant that it was true when "b is greater than a" just a few minutes ago tho'.

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