help with random number generator

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    help with random number generator

    for a uni assignment i have downloaded an example of a random number generator, and it dosen't work. it worked when it was demonstrated in the lecture but now it does not.

    here is the code that i compiled aand got the errors from. i'm using microsoft visual studio 6 on wondows xp.

    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <ctime>
    #include <iostream>

    using namespace std;

    int main(void)
    {
    int dice[10];
    int seed =(int)(time(0));
    srand(seed);

    for(int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {


    dice[i] = (rand() % 6) + 1;

    }

    for(int x = 0; x < 10; x++)
    {
    cout << dice[x] << " : ";
    }

    cout << endl;

    return 0;

    }

    the errors are all in the time.h header file.

    :\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\time.h(36) : warning C4067: unexpected tokens following preprocessor directive - expected a newline
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\time.h(208) : warning C4067: unexpected tokens following preprocessor directive - expected a newline
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\time.h(209) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '}'
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\time.h(209) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '}'
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\time.h(209) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '}'
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\errno.h(29) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '{'
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\errno.h(29) : error C2447: missing function header (old-style formal list?)
    Error executing cl.exe.

    those are the error messages i get, anybody help?

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    xp and vc++ 6 and it compiles fine

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    i won't smah it against a wall, it cost too much to upgrade. instead i will cry.

    i will have to try it on the uni computers to see if it will work.

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    Works fine for me, I am using Visual studio .NET on Windows XP.
    Try reinstalling your'e compiler.
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    Definitely sounds like a problem with your compiler.
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