Thread: warning: format ‘%d’ expects type ‘int *’, but argument 2 has type ‘int’

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    warning: format ‘%d’ expects type ‘int *’, but argument 2 has type ‘int’

    I am encountering warning: format ‘%d’ expects type ‘int *’, but argument 2 has type ‘int’ . can anybody enlightening me?

    Date *date_create(char *datestr)
    Date *Date_Structure = malloc(sizeof(Date));
    if(Date_Structure == NULL){
    return NULL;
    char delims[] = "/";
    Date_Structure -> day = atoi(strtok(datestr,delims));
    Date_Structure -> month = atoi(strtok(NULL, delims));
    Date_Structure -> year = atoi(strtok(NULL, delims));
    return Date_Structure;

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    Quote Originally Posted by man 3 scanf

    #include <stdio.h>

    int scanf(const char *format, ...);

    The scanf() family of functions scans input according to format as described below. This format may contain conversion specifications; the results from such conversions, if any, are stored in the locations pointed to by the pointer arguments that follow format. Each pointer argument must be of a type that is appropriate for the value returned by the corresponding conversion specification.
    Note the parts I put in bold. scanf requires pointers to the location where it will store the scanned results. You need to use the address-of operator (&).

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    Why do you set the day/month/year values with the atoi calls and then immediately try to scanf new values into those same locations overwriting what was there? Do you expect the scanf call to fail and the atoi calls to serve as backup initialization in the case that this does happen?
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    The sscanf call will fail, because the strtok() calls will have trashed the string in the first place.

    On the other hand, it's just as strange to try and read the data from a string and from stdin.
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