compiling errors

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    Unhappy compiling errors

    I am a beginner in C++ programming and I am always having problems with compiling errors and what they actually mean so that I can fix it.
    my current confusion is ;
    : declaration of `length' shadows a parameter
    what does shadows mean
    Jessica

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    Show the code at the line where the error occurs please.

    Use [ code] [/ code] tags around your code to make it easy to read.
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    Talking compiling errors cont'd

    I put asterisks where my shadows occur.

    void getinfo(int& length, double& time, double& cost, double weekendrate, double eveningrate, double dayrate)
    {
    ifstream in;
    in.open("/home1/c/a/acsi201/samples/phonedata");
    int length;
    ** double time, cost, weekendrate = 0.15, eveningrate = 0.25, dayrate = 0.45;
    Jessica

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    void getinfo(int& length, double& time...

    ** double time

    That is your problem. You can't declare a double variable named time after you already declared a passed reference double named time....
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    Thanks I am learning this in school and the don't have a chapter on compiling errors in the book so I will be back to ask more questions when I can't figure it out for myself.
    Jessica

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    We will be here... come back to help people with the stuff that you learn.

    You are always welcome here... especially if you contribute.
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