If statement not working!

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    Unhappy If statement not working!

    Can someone help me with this please? I was programming some crap today and it just wasnt working.

    char Countrys[10];
    char Country1[10] = "Aus";
    char Dogs[10];
    char Dog1[10] = "Labrodoar";
    int Cost;
    int People = 12;
    void main(void)
    Countrys = Country1;
    Dogs = Dog1;
    if (Countrys == Country1 && Dogs == Dogs1) // Both of which do!
    Cost = People;
    cout << Cost;

    Now this should work and there are no errors in it but when the screen shows the "Cost" it is still at 0.

    Any thoughts?


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    you must use strcmp to compare string and strcpy to copy strings

  3. #3
    This will probably crack you up so please dont laugh too hard at me.

    Where do i write that? Up the top like <strcmp.h> or somewhere else?


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    Aug 2001
    No - #include <string.h>

    And then, for example

    strcmp(myString, thatString);

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    Ok ok, heres what i did thanks to your advice:

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <string.h>
    void main()
    char Fifty[20];
    char Forty[20] = "Bugs";
    strcmp(Fifty, Forty);
    cout << Fifty;
    All i got was a bunch of pretty ASCII letters and pictures.
    The strcpy worked though, when i substituted that for strcmp.

    But how do I say

    if (Fifty == Forty)
    do something


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    if (strcmp(stringOne,stringTwo)==0) {
        cout << "stringOne equals stringTwo";
    this line of code compares stringTwo to stringOne. if these two strings are equal, strcmp() will return 0. in this case we are testing for 0, which means they are equal, and the cout statement executes.
    hope that helps you.

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