Thread: Any Room For Improvement?

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    Any Room For Improvement?

    I've been studying C for sometime now and Ive started with the standard library's of course, but anyway im trying to make sure to keep my code organized and neat. Main question is I know when making computations for big projects its important to use functions so we can have easy access if you need to update it, but its not necessary in a small project right? Im trying to organize my code 100% so any comments are great! Thanks.

    // Client.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include "Client.h" 
    int main()
    	std::cout<<"What is your name?\n";
    	std::cout<<"Your name is: "<<<<"\n";
    	std::cout<<"How many records will we be computing today?"<<std::endl;
    	for (int i = 1; i <= records.number; ++i) // function maybe? we may want to call this a 100 more times in the future so we want easy access to it.
    	records.value += records.localnumber; // lol I hope my logic is good here lawl. :|
    	std::cout<<"Client records processed: "<<records.value<<"\n";
    // Client.h
    #pragma once 
    struct ClientStats_t // data structure
    	int number; //data members
    	int localnumber;
    	int value;
    	std::string name;
    } client, records; // data object
    //ClientStats_t client; //a second header was causeing a conflict make sure you only include the struct once. or you will confuse the compiler.
    // stdafx.h
    #include <string>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <tchar.h>
    #include "targetver.h"
    // TODO: reference additional headers your program requires here
    Last edited by Clinthill98; 03-31-2010 at 09:06 PM.

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    Registered User rogster001's Avatar
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    well like you say, it is small and is like a code snippet example so why bother with a function?..because in my opinion its a neater solution and clearly compartmentalises the role of different code sections, and of course its good practice for you for the future.

    i prefer to indent for loop content to make it clearer to read

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    Hurry Slowly vart's Avatar
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    Rishon LeZion, Israel
    1. do not use global vars
    2. check return value of input operations - if user instead of number inputs string - you do not hve number in your var and your input stream is in a failed state - so all other input operations will fail as well till you flush the stream and reset its state to normal
    3. use setters and getters for the members of your class, make vars - private - and check data before assigning it to members
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
    David J. Wheeler

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