Thread: whats wrong with this??

  1. #1
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    Apr 2006

    whats wrong with this??

    sorry to keep asking about my crappy programs but im learning so its anoying lol.
    its from a book im reading but it dont work, i cannot fix it lol.

    any ideas, the errors are below the code.

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    typedef unsigned short int USHORT;
    typedef unsigned long int ULONG;
    enum BOOL { FALSE, TRUE };
    enum CHOICE { DrawRect = 1, GetArea,
    GetPerim, ChangeDimensions, Quit};
    // Rectangle class declaration
    class Rectangle
    	Rectangle (USHORT Width, USHORT Height);
    	// Accessors
    	USHORT GetHeight() const { return itsHeight; }
    	USHORT GetWidth() const { return itsWidth; }
    	ULONG GetArea() const { return itsHeight * itsWidth; }
    	ULONG GetPerim() const { return 2*itsHeight + 2*itsWidth; }
    	void SetSize ( USHORT newWidth, USHORT newHeight);
    	// Misc. Methods
    	void DrawShape() const;
    	USHORT itsWidth;
    	USHORT itsHeight;
    // class method implementations
    void Rectangle::SetSize(USHORT newWidth, USHORT newHeight)
    	itsWidth = newWidth;
    	itsHeight = newHeight;
    Rectangle::Rectangle(USHORT width, USHORT height)
    	itsWidth = width;
    	itsHeight = height;
    USHORT DoMenu();
    void DoDrawRect(Rectangle);
    void DoGetArea(Rectangle);
    void DoGetPerim(Rectangle);
    void main()
    	// initialize a rectangle to 10,20
    	Rectangle theRect(30,5);
    	USHORT choice = DrawRect;
    	USHORT fQuit = FALSE;
    	while (!fQuit)
    		choice = DoMenu();
    		if(choice < DrawRect || choice > Quit)
    			cout <<"\nInvalid choice, please try again.\n\n";
    		case DrawRect:
    		case GetArea:
    		case GetPerim:
    		case ChangeDimensions:
    			USHORT newLength, newWidth;
    			cout <<"\nNew width: ";
    			cin >> newWidth;
    			cout <<"\nNew height: ";
    			cin >> newLength;
    				theRect.SetSize(newWidth, newLength);
    			cout <<"Error in choice!\n";
    			fQuit = TRUE;
    USHORT DoMenu()
    	USHORT choice;
    	cout <<"\n\n **** Menu **** \n";
    	cout <<"(1) Draw Rectangle \n";
    	cout <<"(2) Area \n";
    	cout <<"(3) Perimeter \n";
    	cout <<"(4) Resize \n";
    	cout <<"(5) Quit \n";
    	cin >> choice;
    		return choice;
    void DoDrawRect(Rectangle theRect)
    	USHORT height = theRect.GetHeight();
    	USHORT width = theRect.GetWidth();
    	for (USHORT i = 0; i<height; i++)
    		for(USHORT j = 0; j<width; j++)
    			cout <<"*";
    		cout <<"\n";
    void DoGetArea(Rectangle theRect)
    	cout <<"Area: " << theRect.GetArea() << endl;
    void DoGetPerim(Rectangle theRect)
    	cout <<"Perimeter: " << theRect.GetPerim << endl;
    ------ Build started: Project: big test, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
    big test.cpp
    .\big test.cpp(50) : error C3646: 'USHORT' : unknown override specifier
    .\big test.cpp(50) : error C3646: 'DoMenu' : unknown override specifier
    .\big test.cpp(50) : error C2091: function returns function
    .\big test.cpp(50) : error C2761: 'Rectangle::~Rectangle(void)' : member function redeclaration not allowed
    .\big test.cpp(65) : error C3861: 'DoMenu': identifier not found
    .\big test.cpp(101) : error C2365: 'DoMenu' : redefinition; previous definition was 'formerly unknown identifier'
    .\big test.cpp(134) : error C3867: 'Rectangle::GetPerim': function call missing argument list; use '&Rectangle::GetPerim' to create a pointer to member
    Build log was saved at "file://c:\Documents and Settings\Reece.YOUR-E0367A1424\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\big test\big test\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
    big test - 7 error(s), 0 warning(s)
    ========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========
    please help. cheers in advance. reece.

  2. #2
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    1) It's int main(), not void main().
    2) You have enum constants of the same name as some functions. They conflict.
    3) The definition of ~Rectangle is missing the braces.
    4) You need to declare functions before using them. (DoMenu() error on line 65)
    5) (Line 134) Missing argument list: exactly what the error message says.
    All the buzzt!

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  3. #3
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    cheers mate it worked.
    shame the program was pretty useless lmao.

    it says void main in the book. so some compilers accept it?

  4. #4
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    Out of scope
    Some crazy compilers might, but we like code that all compilers like. That code is
    int main() {}
    Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 06-07-2006 at 04:50 AM.
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    it says void main in the book. so some compilers accept it?
    Yes, but it is nonetheless non-standard.
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  6. #6
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    it says void main in the book. so some compilers accept it?
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