'Local Function Definitions are illegal' ?

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    'Local Function Definitions are illegal' ?

    this is my code:

    Code:
    void Cat::Eat()
    {
    	printf("\n%s ate.", name);
    }
    // ... other functions with same error
    and this is my error:
    "Local Function Definitions are illegal."

    What does that mean?

    I'm using MSVC++7.

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    Make sure you didn't leave out a closing brace. Otherwise, post some more code, please.
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    Nevermind!

    I fixed THAT problem. I have another one, however. It happens somewhere in here:

    Code:
    int main()
    {
    	// get name & set
    	printf("What is the cat's name? ");
    	scanf("%s",cat.name);
    
    	// get age & set
    	printf("\nWhat is the cat's age? ");
    	scanf("%i",cat.age);
    
    	// get weight & set
    	printf("\nWhat is the cat's weight? ");
    	scanf("&i",cat.weight);
    
    	//printf("\nNAME: %s",cat.GetName());
    	printf("\nAGE : %i",cat.age);
    
    	return 0;
    }
    the program crashes when I input the age. The age is an int.

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    Why are you using scanf/printf with C++? You should be using cin/cout.
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    try using %d instead of %i
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    I/O

    I solved the input problem using "cin".

    However, although I like C++ input (cin), I like C output (printf,etc.). It doesn't really matter, does it?

    printf() is slightly faster, anyways.

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    what XSquared said.

    But as for y it's crashing, i'd say because u need to pass cat.age's address.

    scanf takes the address of an object, so

    Code:
    scanf("%i",&(cat.age));
    it doesn't crash on cat.name (assuming name is a string) because when using an identifier for an array it passes the address of the first element.

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    That's right, Kyro! Darn! I always forget that scanf takes the adress. Silly me.

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