n00b question regarding classes

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    n00b question regarding classes

    I wanna build a Class called "Building" and each building object
    has a number of rooms(int), floors(int), floor area(int) and a heating type(char "e" or "o")
    either Electric or Oil. Initial Values should be 0(zero) and "e"

    tell me if i got this right or not
    Code:
    #ifndef BUILDING_H
    #define BUILDING_H
    
    class Building
    {
    
    public:												// Electric = "E" Oil = "O"
    	Specs(int = 0, int = 0, int = 0, char = "e");	// Heating type
    	void setRooms(int);								// set rooms
    	void setFloors(int);							// set Floors
    	void setArea(int);								// set Area
    	void heatingType(char);							// set Heating Type
    
    	// get functions
    	int getRooms();									// return Rooms
    	int getFloors();								// return Floors
    	int getArea();									// return Area
    	char heatingType();								// return Heating Type
    	
    private:
    	int Rooms;
    	int Floor;
    	int Area;
    	char Heat;
    
    }

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    close...
    Code:
    void Specs(int R=0, int F=0, int A=0, char H='e');
    then don't forget to actually assign those values when you define the constructor...
    Last edited by major_small; 07-12-2005 at 02:11 PM.
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    Personally I would organize things a bit differently. A building has floors so I would make my Building class contain a vector of Floor objects. A Floor contains rooms so I would maybe make a Floor class contain a vector of Room objects, etc... (depends on how detailed/complex you want to get)

    Code:
    class Building
    {
    
    public:
        // This looks like a constructor, in that it does not have a return type...
        // But it is not named the same as the class name, error?
        // Plus what major_small already said...
        Specs(int = 0, int = 0, int = 0, char = "e");  
    
    }; // Missing semicolon
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    I missed that that wasn't a constructor, but hk's right... you're going to need to fix that into a constructor...

    I wouldn't worry about the level of detail hk suggested though--unless you have a practical purpose for that, it may be overkill
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    Thanks for the help guys... i think i got it figured out....almost.... i have to admit this is the best programming forum out there... i'm sure i'll have more questions later on..

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