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    error msg

    Does any one know what this means?
    68:45 C:\ass.cpp [Warning] multi-character character constant

    The line is something like this:
    Code:
    database.getline(gRecs[i]->Name,20,'/n');
    Slightly modified, its an assignment cant be too careful.
    Im guessing its the '\n' in blue that might be causing it from looking on the web. though not sure, im getting unwanted output. Id like to give u more but as i said i shouldnt, anway a general run down might be enough, thanks.
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    u need '\n'


    plus, i think get line wants a string anyway... "\n"
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan20n
    Does any one know what this means?
    68:45 C:\ass.cpp [Warning] multi-character character constant

    The line is something like this:
    Code:
    database.getline(gRecs[i]->Name,20,'/n');
    Slightly modified, its an assignment cant be too careful.
    Im guessing its the '\n' in blue that might be causing it from looking on the web. though not sure, im getting unwanted output. Id like to give u more but as i said i shouldnt, anway a general run down might be enough, thanks.
    '\n' is a character constant (\ has special meaning - escape sequence) but '/n' consists of two characters '/' and 'n'.
    Reading this may help
    Last edited by Micko; 04-10-2005 at 02:06 AM.
    Gotta love the "please fix this for me, but I'm not going to tell you which functions we're allowed to use" posts.
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    ah! stupid mistake.
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