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    Here the problem guys... I am just comming back into programming with c++. Long vacation, or boredom of it, take your pick. Anyhow, I am trying to make a program the randomly puts three words together Ex: Moose Plucking Farmer...Dont ask I am weird with practice lol. Anyhow I cant seem to get it too run right and I just read the strings tutorial over 3 times straight and have honostly searched the boreds...PLEASE someone help me. (MY errors are at the bottom..my compiler is msvc++)





    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <time.h>
    struct num{
    int xa;
    int ya;
    int za;
    };
    struct chars{
    char x[10];
    char y[10];
    char z[10];
    };
    int func();
    int main()
    {
    srand((unsigned)time(NULL));
    num run;
    chars vari;
    run.xa=rand()%3+1;
    run.xa=rand()%3+1;
    run.xa=rand()%3+1;
    func();
    cout<<vari.x;
    cout<<" ";
    cout<<vari.y;
    cout<<" ";
    cout<<vari.z;
    cout<<" ";
    return 0;
    }

    int func(){
    num run;
    chars vari;
    if(run.xa==1){
    vari.x="Donkey";
    }
    if(run.xa==2){
    vari.x="Cow";
    }
    if(run.xa==3){
    vari.x="moose";
    }
    if(run.ya==1){
    vari.y="plucking";
    }
    if(run.ya==2){
    vari.y="kissing";
    }
    if(run.ya==3){
    vari.y="bucking";
    }
    if(run.za==1){
    vari.z="candy";
    }
    if(run.za==2){
    vari.z="Porkchop";
    }
    if(run.ya==3){
    vari.z="carrot";
    }

    return 0;
    }
    --------------------Configuration: Cpp2 - Win32 Debug--------------------
    Compiling...
    Cpp2.cpp
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(37) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [7]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(40) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [4]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(43) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [6]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(46) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [9]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(49) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [8]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(52) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [8]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(55) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [6]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(58) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [9]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    C:\My Documents\Cpp2.cpp(61) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [7]' to 'char [10]'
    There is no context in which this conversion is possible
    Error executing cl.exe.

    Cpp2.exe - 9 error(s), 0 warning(s)

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    You can't just copy a string using
    vari.x="Donkey";

    Use strcpy()

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    Thanks I'll try

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    Say could you give me an example of how I might use strcpy()
    in this program...I would REALY appriciate it.. (I hate to be a nag but I also hate not being do something due to lack of knowledge) thanks

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    [code]
    strcpy(var.x[1],"cow");
    [code]

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    I love you lol

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    Talking

    you couldn't possibly love him, you've only known him for at most an hour!
    always looking, make an offer. get me out of this place.

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    goodpoint...I need a name too hmmmm

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