Local function definitions are illegal!?

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    Local function definitions are illegal!?

    Ok, this makes no sense. I have this function for example:

    void func1(int, int); //prototype

    void func1(int y, int z)
    { //This is the line of the error
    blah blah, all this stuff
    }

    What the heck does that mean?

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    It probably means you've tried to define your function from within another function. Function definitions either need to be global or inlined in class declarations.
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    This error crops up as the answer to missing closing curly braces (}). Usually the function that is causing the error is not intended to be defined locally (i.e. inside another function) ... the problem typically lies in the previous function which forgets a closing curly brace somewhere. The following would cause this error:

    void func1(int a)
    {
    if (a > 10)
    {
    cout << "a > 10" << endl;
    }

    void func2(int b)
    { // will get error here

    }

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