Thread: One important thing I dont really get.

  1. #1
    Pawn, Pascal and C++
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    One important thing I dont really get.

    Im reading "Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days" and Im on day 6 now, but its one simple thing I just dont get.

    How do you know when to use like:
    int, void, float, double etc etc

    There are diffrent things in all examples but I dont get how you know which one to use.

    int MyFunc();
    void Myfunc();
    //Which to use when?

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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    Well does your function return anything useful - like an answer or an error state or not?

    If it doesn't return anything useful, then return void.

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    Pawn, Pascal and C++
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    I mean sometimes the book uses "void function" or "int function" or "unsigned int function".
    I dont know whats the diffrence between them all.
    Where do I use what?

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    Cat without Hat CornedBee's Avatar
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    A function can have a return value. If it doesn't, then it's void. If it has, you need to consider: what does the function return? Is it an integer that can be negative? Then it's int. An integer that cannot be negative? Unsigned int. A floating point number? float or double (double is more precise). A string? Std::string.

    The answer comes naturally after looking at the problem.
    All the buzzt!

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