SDL problem

This is a discussion on SDL problem within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; when I try to compile a program it gives me this error during the linking part Code: \mingw\lib\libmingw32.a(main.o):main.c:(.text+0xd2)||undefined reference to ...

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    Question SDL problem

    when I try to compile a program it gives me this error during the linking part
    Code:
    \mingw\lib\libmingw32.a(main.o):main.c:(.text+0xd2)||undefined reference to `_WinMain@16'|

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    You have to tell the compiler that you are compiling a Windows GUI program.
    Otherwise it thinks you are trying to compile a console program and you will get the above error.

    Add this to your compiler flags "-mwindows"
    Or if you aren't using the command line you will have to tell your IDE that you want a GUI
    program not a console one.

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    I'm not sure whether the above posters advice would solve your problem, but that error is the exact same that i get when i forget to define main correcty:

    Code:
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    Your int main() must look like the above for SDL to work...
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