Thread: Basic C Programming Question

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    Question Basic C Programming Question

    Hello all,

    First off I would like to say that I am a novice programmer and am just starting to learn the language. This is also my first time on this board (which I hope to frequent quite often!) so if I am doing something wrong please let me know!

    I am doing all of my programming in linux. That being said, I have done some very simple programs already and have ran into what seems to be a very simple problem on my current one.

    I am trying to create a "greedy" program that counts the minimum number of coins used to create the amount that the user inputs. I keep getting "expected identifier or '('" errors when i try to compile in gcc using clang.

    Here is my code and the error that I receive:

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <math.h>
    *Objective: To determine the least amount of coins used to represent the user's input
    *The result will be the least possible amount of coins
    int main(void);
        int count = 0;
        float change;
        printf("O hai! How much change is owed?\n");
        change = GetFloat();
    while(change < 0);
    return 0;
    Through using clang I enabled my program to stop running and tell me where and when an error happens. This is what I get when I try to compile:

    clang -ggdb3 -O0 -std=c99 -Wall -Werror    greedy.c  -lm -o greedy
    greedy.c:12:1: error: expected identifier or '('
    1 error generated.

    I have looked at the different tutorials and even back at my past programs that have all started like that with no errors, and cannot seem to grasp what is happening. I have been stuck on this for 3 days now. Any guidance or help would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Last edited by goldeneye007; 12-06-2012 at 05:59 PM.

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    Nevermind! I finally figured it out, added a ";" after int main(void)...

    and then I have much more tweaking to do. I guess it's true that you never really see the answers to your questions until you ask!

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