Class Name "monster" not allowed??

This is a discussion on Class Name "monster" not allowed?? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I found this rather weird: Code: class monster { public: int hp,maxhp,attack,defense,exp,level;//stats }; monster monsters; The above code returned these ...

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    Class Name "monster" not allowed??

    I found this rather weird:

    Code:
    class monster
    {
    public:
    	int hp,maxhp,attack,defense,exp,level;//stats
    };
    monster monsters;
    The above code returned these errors:
    "E:\Tarasque\Archi\Main.cpp(55) : error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'monsters'
    E:\Tarasque\Archi\Main.cpp(55) : error C2501: 'monster' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
    E:\Tarasque\Archi\Main.cpp(55) : error C2040: 'monster' : 'int' differs in levels of indirection from 'struct SDL_Surface *'
    E:\Tarasque\Archi\Main.cpp(55) : fatal error C1004: unexpected end of file found
    Error executing cl.exe.

    Archi.exe - 4 error(s), 0 warning(s)"

    I found that if you change the class name from "monster" to "montr" or "monster1" (etc etc) it works...just not at "monster"...weird. Any of you have any answers?

    //napKIN
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    I compiled(MSVC) you code without any errors.
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    class monster
    {
    public:
    	int hp,maxhp,attack,defense,exp,level;//stats
    };
    
    int main()
    {
    	monster monsters;
    return 0;
    }

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    hmmm....

    I was tinkering with it and couldn't get it to work...weird...I just decided to change the name to "npc"

    //napKIN
    "The best way to get answers is to just keep working the problem, recognizing when you are stalled, and directing the search pattern.....Donít just wait for The Right Thing to strike you Ė try everything you think might even be in the right direction, so you can collect clues about the nature of the problem."
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    Originally posted by ripper079
    I compiled(MSVC) you code without any errors.
    Idem Dito, I suggest you make more fail safe, that means
    including a constructor, specificly specifying the inheritance.
    I know this is all normally not required, but who knows your
    compiler might be nuts.

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    Chances are here just had a surface named monster.

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    Doh! I forgot my friend was making additions to my code (we are sharing our source on an FTP), and he added an SDL_Surface named...**drum roll**...monster!!! Thanks for all the input guys.

    //napKIN
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    Will this work ?

    Code:
    class monster
    {
      public:
        int hp, maxhp, attack, defense, exp, level ; //stats
    }
    monsters ;
    Last edited by DarkStar; 01-22-2003 at 09:25 PM.

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    Originally posted by DarkStar
    Will this work ?

    Code:
    class monster
    {
      public:
        int hp, maxhp, attack, defense, exp, level ; //stats
    }
    monsters ;
    I'm not sure why you'd want to do this. Every new class you create should go in a header file whereas objects should go in functions or main. In any case, why don't you just try to compile that to find out?
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    Originally posted by joshdick
    I'm not sure why you'd want to do this. Every new class you create should go in a header file whereas objects should go in functions or main.
    In napkin111's case, creating a global instance may be the only alternative he has.

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    In an object orientated language, globals should almost never be used. It ruins the concept of modular programming (in my opinion). I do find myself making static global variabels however, when I need to do something that a file of functions can look at but I don't want the user to know about it. This has it's ups and downs obviously.

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