Thread: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to char*

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    warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to char*

    Right now I'm programming a game in C++/Qt, I'm getting a warning that I don't undertstand. Below is the error I'm getting

    Ghost.cpp:62: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to 'char*'

    I'm getting a string of these warning messages.
    at line 62 I have the below code.

    char *ghostEyesDown2 = "eyesDown2.png";

    The program compiles however I would like to remove this error but I have no idea what's wrong with this statement. If anybody could help it would be appreciated.

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    If you knew I'd have to kill you
    "eyesDown2.png" is a (const char*), while you are trying to copy it into a non-const char*.
    You either have to make ghostEyesDown2 const, use strcpy, or use a C++ style string.
    Programming Your Mom.

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    const char* ghostEyesDown2 = "eyesDown2.png";

    Will get rid of that warning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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