Including Files

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    Including Files

    I'm using Borland C++ Builder 3.0 on Windows XP.

    I'm having a hard time trying to compile a program.

    The program is made up of about 9 or so cpp programs.

    I try to include these cpp pages in the main page:

    USEUNIT("CHKARC.CPP");
    USEUNIT("CHKVAL.CPP"); etc..

    However, when I compile it, I get the following Warnings/errors:

    [C++Warning] style of function definition is now obsolete.
    [C++Error] ) expected.

    I get these errors for each cpp file that I try to include in the program.

    How do you include multiple cpp pages in your project? Any advice would be greatly appreaciated.

    James

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    I'm not sure, exactly (I'm only 5 days into C++ myself), but I'd say you should use #include "filename.ext". I've seen other people use #include that way, and your error says that your way if including (that is, the "style of function") is obsolete (no longer works or is needed). Also, the ) expected error may be from you forgetting a ).

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    FAQ > How do I... (Level 2) > Multiple source files for one program (C++ example)

    I don't know what this USEUNIT is, or when it was ever used in programming, and in this case I do not think it is needed at all. I would simply remove the lines and see what you get.

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    Thank you for the advice, it has helped a great deal. I used #include instead and it worked. Additionally, I found the How do I article from Tonto very useful.

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    error messages with USEUNIT

    I had this problem as well. I had coded the following in my main program, filesTransform.cpp :-

    .
    .
    .
    #include <conio.h>
    //----------------------------
    USEUNIT("ftList.cpp");
    USEUNIT("ftSet.cpp");
    USEUNIT("ftXml.cpp");
    //----------------------------
    #include "filesTransform.hpp
    .
    .
    .

    When I moved #include "filesTransform.hpp above the USEUNIT declarations, the problem went away.

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    Angry

    A very good reason

    I came across this post on a search because I had this problem. I found another answer which might be of use to others who do the same as me.

    Think about it !!!

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