Having problems with arrays!

This is a discussion on Having problems with arrays! within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hey, I have made an array for a pack of cards: Code: char card[3][12] ={{"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"}, {"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"}, {"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"}, {"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"}}; Unfortunately I ...

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    Having problems with arrays!

    Hey, I have made an array for a pack of cards:
    Code:
    char card[3][12] ={{"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"},
    		{"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"},
    		{"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"},
    		{"A",2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,"T","J","Q","K"}};
    Unfortunately I get this error: error C2078: too many initializers.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Jon

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    you are putting 13 items per row (A-1-2....K) in a container designed to hold 12 items per row and 4 lines in a container to hold 3

    in addition you are trying to enter strings and integers into a container designed to hold characters.
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    Ok I changed it to [4][13] but I'm still getting the same error. I only had it as [3][12] because I thought arrays started at 0.

    What do you mean by:
    in addition you are trying to enter strings and integers into a container designed to hold characters.
    and how do I fix that?

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyfb
    Ok I changed it to [4][13] but I'm still getting the same error. I only had it as [3][12] because I thought arrays started at 0.
    They do, but when you declare them you declare them based on the size you need. If you need to hold 20 of something then you'd declare the array as size 20. When it comes to accessing those elements however (in a loop for example), then you need to start at 0 and go up to 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyfb
    What do you mean by:

    in addition you are trying to enter strings and integers into a container designed to hold characters.

    and how do I fix that?
    Code:
    char card[3][12];
    That is an array of characters... meaning it should only store characters. Items like "A", "T", "J", "Q", "K" are taken by the compiler to mean strings (in this context the address of the locations where those strings are stored... which cannot be converted to a character) because you are using double quotes " instead of single quotes '. You need to change those to 'A', 'T', 'J', 'Q', and 'K'. The integers will get converted to characters... but probably not the ones you are thinking of. You could make those '2', '3', '4', etc. as well, otherwise you'll need to think of a different way to represent your deck.
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    Hey thanks, I'll remember that!

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