Thread: Neither Array nor Pointer.

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    Question Neither Array nor Pointer.

    Hey, I've got a problem with some code I wrote.
    I keep getting the error: "subscripted value is neither array nor pointer", I wont post the original code, 'cause it's kinda long, but I replicated the error with this:

    #include <stdio.h>
    int main()
    	int i;
    	char Guess;
    	char Ans[1][4]={"A""B""C""D"};
    	printf("Enter Guess: ");
    	for (i=0;i<4;i++)
    	{	if(Guess[i]==Ans[i])
    		{	printf("Letter %d is correct!\n",(i+1));
    return 0;
    The error points to
    I'm kinda new to coding, and i suspect it is rather obvious, but... help!

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    Guess is of type char, so using the array subscript on it (as in Guess[i]) is invalid if i is an integral type (which it is).

    An array of X is not an X, so the two cannot be directly compared. You can loop and compare each element of an array with a value, but that's different.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

    If I seem grumpy or unhelpful in reply to you, or tell you you need to demonstrate more effort before you can expect help, it is likely you deserve it. Suck it up, Buttercup, and read this, this, and this before posting again.

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    I would like to begin by saying great job on isolating your down to the simplest example of what gave you the error. This is an important part of the troubleshooting process that many people find difficult to do.

    Some things to note:

    1. Read our FAQ-Define main so you understand what those empty parenthesis mean.

    2. Based on your posted example code, you may find it of some value to read's quick tutorial on arrays.

    3. Also, you may also find some value in a more verbose treatment of the subject: Chapter 4.1 - Arrays
    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Hey, I fixed the problem.

    The links were also really useful Andrew, so thanks, that was great.

    - Vic

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