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    New Project suggestions helpful

    The class uses four different makes/models of car: FORD MUSTANG, BMW Z3, NISSAN 350Z, PORSCHE 911.

    * These four cars have ID codes of 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively. There will never be any other cars.
    * For each of these cars, we need to keep a list of parts that each have 1) a part number, and 2) a part name.
    * The part number will always be an integer ranging from 1 to 500000, and the part name will always be a single word of up to 25 characters.
    * The database for this parts inventory system should be viewed as four linked lists.
    * Write a program that sets up and maintains this database by handling commands to add and delete parts, as well as displaying the parts list for each car.
    * You can refer to the cars by number except when printing out the list.
    * Since we are using linked lists, you should not limit the number of parts for each car that the database can store.
    * You must, however, check for any memory allocation errors.


    just got this lab and would take any suggetions that you are able to help me with. No code is needed. Suggestions at this point would be great.

    thank you

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    What kind of suggestions do you need? The teacher gave pretty straightforward directions for your project and if you know how to do everything it should be real easy.

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    ah sorry

    for instance the link list is pretty much stumping the crap out of me.

    will look more into idea in a moment had to jump in to see if anything yet. thank you for lookin at this btw, MadCow257

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    Here is a linked list explaination I wrote a little bit ago. (Scroll down)

    Additionally here is the site's tutorial on linked lists
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    I read through this tutorial and I think it should clear up how link lists work, and in turn how they can be implemented for your lab.
    http://richardbowles.tripod.com/cpp/...t/linklist.htm

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    Too much That's it I am bookmarking this.
    i don't think most standard compilers support programmers with more than 4 red boxes - Misplaced

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    ok thank you for these replys you are helping me.

    I would like ot know if any of you would mind giving me some example coding on how this program should flow. Better yet, would any of you mind giving me your email? i really wouldn't mind grabbing a tutor to help me 1 on 1 with C++ to better understand this complex language.

    psndragoon@hotmail.com if anyone would like to contact me directly on this. Thank you.

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    I would like ot know if any of you would mind giving me some example coding on how this program should flow. Better yet, would any of you mind giving me your email?
    Homework Policy

    Look, you have not done anything for this assignment that you have shown us yet. Its not like this project is the first program you have been required to write.

    Work it out for yourself. Write down how this would work on paper, make some psuedocode. Then go back and start to fill in the psuedocode with real code. When you get stuck at that point come back, show us what you have done, and then ask specific questions, NOT:
    give me some example coding on how this program should flow
    I'll help get you started:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main() {
    
    //main program flow is down
    
         return 0; // program ends here
    }
    i don't think most standard compilers support programmers with more than 4 red boxes - Misplaced

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    Code:
    #include "project1a.h"
    
    int main()
    {
        int temp;
        string temp2;
    
    
        struct Cars  c1, c2, c3, c4;
    
        c1.id = 0;
        c1.next = &c2;
    
        c2.id = 1;
        c2.next = &c3;
    
        c3.id = 2;
        c3.next = &c4;
    
        c4.id = 3;
        c4.next = NULL;
    
        cout << "---------------------------------" << endl;
        cout << "Auto Parts" << endl;
        cout << "---------------------------------" << endl;
        cout << "        Enter Commands Followed by car number (0-3):" << endl;
        cout << "        Add - Add a part" << endl;
        cout << "        Delete - delete a part" << endl;
        cout << "        List - list all parts" << endl;
        cout << "        Quit - end program" << endl;
    
        cin >> temp;
        cin >> temp2;
    
    
        if (temp==0 && temp2=="Add")
        {
            cout << "You entered 0 for car 0, the car we are at is: " << c1.id << endl;
    
            cout << "Please add a part " << endl;
            cin >> c1.name;
        }
    
        for (int count = 0; count<=4;  count++)
        {
    
            cout << c1.id << c1.name << endl;
            cout << c2.id << c2.name << endl;
    
            count = count + 1;
        }
    
    
        return 0;
    }
    so far i've kinda been fooling around this morning with this program.. I think i have the link list up. I've been able to add or access from it. The ending loop, isn't right ( i know this). Just goin to throw this up here for comments.

    how bad is this so far? going the right direction? slowly but surely?

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    Do a search for linked lists - they're a regular topic here, one should meet your needs.

    Your basic approach to constructing the list is OK, but you need to use dynamic memory to allocate each successive node.
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