Error: "String does not name a type", confused

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    Error: "String does not name a type", confused

    Code:
    #ifndef CLASS_H_
    #define CLASS_H_
    #include <string>
    #include "stat.h"
    
    typedef struct
    {
    	string name;
    	Stat_Set stats;
    	string desc;
    }Clss;
    
    #endif
    string name; and string desc; have this error output:

    " 'string' does not name a type' ".

    At first I thought I had forgotten to include <string>, but I was able to quickly rule that out.

    Thanks in advance.
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    std::string
    Go read the section of some FAQ on namespaces.

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    typedef'ing a struct is also fairly useless in C++ as well.

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    Yea I know about the typedef being useless... habit from my Atari ST days.

    I'm using namespace std in all other files.. I'm amazed that I forgot it in this one... lol.

    Well, that got rid of that error. Now it's got a bunch of "Redefined" errors. Which is BS.

    Ill put it all in one file and test it.
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    Ah this program just went Foo-bar. Absolutely will not work. I madea new function,
    Code:
    void foo() 
    {
    cout << "foo";
     }
    Just once. "Redefined here" on it. First function. Which is BS. C++ hates me, like everything else :/
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    You cannot define a function in a header file included by multiple source files (unless it is inlined). Place the function definition in the source file and the declaration (prototype) in the header file if you want it to be used in multiple places.

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    I did, the foo function was in the main source file, and I removed all other remmanants of the old program. Still got the same result. I think CodeForge may have a bug, but then, it's not the program doing the compiling, so I don't know.. no idea.. not one...
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    If you post your code somebody may be able to help. Redefinition error means that the definition was included in multiple source files or included multiple times in the same source file.

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    You might want to use inclusion guards.
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