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    Classes Project (Not class project)

    Hey guys, this is my first full program involving classes, so I'm not sure if I'm way off.

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    class Dog
    {
    	char dogName[20];
    	void Dog::speak(char dogName);
    };
    
    class Cat
    {
    	char catName[20];
    	void Cat::speak(char catName);
    };
    char animal[5];
    void Dog::speak(char dogName)
    {
    	cout<<"\nPlease enter the name of the dog in question: ";
    	cin>>dogName;
    	cout<<"The dog "<<dogName<<" says bark bark"<<endl;
    }
    
    void Cat::speak(char catName)
    {
    	cout<<"\nPlease enter the name of the cat in question: ";
    	cin>>catName;
    	cout<<"The cat "<<catName<<" says meow."<<endl;
    }
    
    void main
    {
    	cout<<"Would you like to know about a cat or a dog?"<<;
    	cin>>animal;
    
    	if
    		animal == "cat" || "Cat" || "CAT";
    	Cat.speak();
    	else
    	Dog.speak();
    
    	std::cin.clear();
    	std::cin.ignore();
    	getchar();
    }
    It keeps saying that my 'main' looks like a function definition... am i missing something?

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    look at the way your main function is declared, and compare it to the way your other functions are declared (hint: the others are correct).

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    void main()??

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    No, int main().
    Change all char to std::wstring (don't forget to include <string>).
    Change cout to wcout, and cin to wcin.
    Move animal into main.
    Correct your if statement which is incorrect (it's if (a == b || a == c || a == d)).
    You have to create instances of your animals (cat, dog) if you want to use them. The classes are merely blueprints describing the animals.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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