error #2605

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    error #2605

    hey everyone my name is alyssa, this is the first time i'm posting on this forum. this is also my first C++ programming class. i've basically written my program but its the last line that keeps showing up as an error message..

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    cout << "According to your survey, an average of" "<< people <<" 
    
      rode the "<< line <<" "per day. \n";
    what am i missing?? honestly i feel pretty silly for asking but i really can't figure it out. :|

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    oops its actually error 2065.. lol. sorry!!

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    I see two (or three, it really depends on repetition) things wrong with your code. I believe that you should be able to see them for yourself.

    Throw ideas at the forum wall.

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    im pretty sure it has to do with how many quotation marks i have but whenever i take them out i have 4 errors instead of 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helloalyssa View Post
    im pretty sure it has to do with how many quotation marks i have but whenever i take them out i have 4 errors instead of 3.
    First, don't split a string ("this is a string") across lines.

    Second, if you're printing a string, it should "Look like this", and not ""like this" or "like this "" " " " " " " " " """

    So here's how I would do it:

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    cout << "According to your survey, an average of "<< people <<" rode the "<< line <<" per day.\n";
    If that doesn't fix your error, then according to Compiler Error C2065 (C++) you may be referencing an undeclared variable or function. Be it cout, people or line. Can you give more code if it doesn't work?
    Last edited by Jorl17; 09-19-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    ohh okay wow. i feel pretty silly. i only broke up the string because it made it easier to read.. sigh. thank you for helping me with my silly problem. hopefully next time i make another post it'll be a little less elementary. thanks again!

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    I think you are confusing yourself. Let's look at that code:

    cout << "According to your survey, an average of" "<< people <<"
    rode the "<< line <<" "per day. \n";

    The red part is clearly a string. No doubt.
    But if you look at the next part, you see that it begins with a quote which extends over the << people <<, which means that this is also a string! So this entire portion is a string. Probably not what you wanted!
    Now take a look at the blue text. This does not begin with a ", so it is not a string! The compiler doesn't know what "rode the" means and so it gets confused and spits out errors.
    Next, take a look at the orange text. This is clearly a string, with a space. This is OK.
    Then take a look at the green text. Again a missing " in the beginning, so it is not a string. It is, in fact, an error, because the compiler does not, once again, know what "per day" means, and spits out errors.
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