lvalue required error

This is a discussion on lvalue required error within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; code below is showing lvalue required error. why is it? how can it be corrected? Code: char c[10]; c='!';...

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    lvalue required error

    code below is showing lvalue required error. why is it? how can it be corrected?
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     char c[10];
    c='!';
    Last edited by bluerose; 02-16-2012 at 01:28 PM.

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    You can't assign to an array in the manner you are attempting. In your code, c is the array and in the above context represents the address of the array on the stack. This can't be changed by assigning a new value to it as it is fixed when the program is executed. You probably wanted something more like this:
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    c[0] = '!';
    The above code assign a char to a specific element/position within the array.
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    thank you

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