Thread: Please Help me with simple code!

  1. #1
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    Please Help me with simple code!

    Yay! First Post! Heres the code:

    #include <stdio.h>
    char pay='s';
    do {
    scanf ("%c",pay);
    if (pay=='s'; printf("Salary Paid");
    else if pay=='h'; printf("Hourly Pay");
    } while (pay=='s');
    return 0; }
    I don't know why it keeps saying segmentation fault. What seems to be the problem?

  2. #2
    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    > if (pay=='s'; printf("Salary Paid");
    How are you getting a segfault, when this won't even compile?

    > scanf ("%c",pay);
    Well you forgot the & here.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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  3. #3
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    scanf() needs the address of the variable to store the input in:
    scanf ("%c",&pay);
    EDIT: Beaten to the punch by Salem.
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