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    Beginner Question: Multiple source files

    Hi people

    I got a C++ book and some of the example had multiple .cpp and .h files.

    Can someone explain how that works as the book didnt explain very well. How can you have multiple cpp files? I looked in the code and there didn't seem to be any reference to the other ones but they were all from the same program. They had different functions in that the program needed.

    Anyone?

    Thanks

    Ironfistchamp

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

    If you are using an IDE, you typically just add the .cpp module files to the project.

    [edit]And if you're using a makefile, you're in your own special hell until you've gotten the make utility somewhat figured out.
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    Thanks makes more sense now.

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    #include "filename.cpp"

    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineleft
    #include "filename.cpp"

    ?
    No, no, no, no, no!
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    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    No? What is wrong with that? Sorry must sound incredibly stupid but you don't learn if you dont ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironfistchamp
    No? What is wrong with that? Sorry must sound incredibly stupid but you don't learn if you dont ask.
    That's the path toward linker errors.
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    oops.

    thats what i do

    I have lots of projects where I include at least 20 different things and it works fine. I just use it for better organization

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    OK I shall not do that then. Thanks.

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