Thread: darn enumerators...please help

  1. #1
    PC Fixer-Upper Waldo2k2's Avatar
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    May 2002

    darn enumerators...please help

    Ok, im getting very tired of my borland compiler....i followed my book to the T in this code, but it still doesn't work...with the following code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    bool loggedIn=0;
    int main() {
    	enum student (00001,00002,00003,);
    	enum student id;
    	do {
    	switch (id) {
    		case 0:
    		case 1:
    		case 2:
    } while (loggedIn=0);
    return 0;
    i recieve the error: declaration terminated incorrectly in function main()
    it is at the line that declares the enumerator (not enum student id...what in the heck is wrong here?
    note: using curly braces {} instead of () or [] makes my compiler put out unexpected '}' errors at multiple that's not the problem...
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    Confused Magos's Avatar
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    Well, it seems to me you're using enum in the wrong way.

    1) You need to use { }, and not ( )

    2) You're using 00001 ... 00003 as names. You cannot use numbers as names. A name must begin with a letter (with a few exceptions )

    3) You have one extra , (comma) at the end of your enum-list.

    4) enum student id. You're trying to redefine student.

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    Try this sites tutorials on the subject. And I'm not surprized at your result. Borland's example code isn't the best, in fact I'm thinking of switching to DJGPP or something. I used one of their tutorials on OWL (Windows framework/library), and the code that I copy and pasted right out of the book produces 256 errors, the 256th being "processing halted due to too many errors". GOOD LUCK. YOu'll need it.

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