Thread: A simple question

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    A simple question

    Now that I got Dev-C++ working I started looking at the tutorials on this site. After a while I wanted to see if I could put together a tiny program without making any mistakes...I failed.

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
        char choice;
        cout<<"Would you like to start the game? (Y/N) ";
        cin>> choice;
        if ( choice == Y ) {
             cout<<"You are in a large cave. There is an exit to the north and the west.\nWhich path do you take? (S/W) ";
             cin>> letter;
             if ( Choice == S ) {
                  cout<<"You fall into a large pit full of snakes. GAME OVER!\n";
             if ( choice == W ) {
                  cout<<"You escape the cave! Congratulations!\n";
        if ( choice == N ) {
             cout<<"Thank you for playing.\n";
    It's crappy I know but for some reason it wont let me use characters as a variable. I've changed it to int choice and that worked I just don't know why it won't let me use char. It's probably an obvious mistake I've made but if anyone can help me...


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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    choice == 'Y'
    You need single quotes around your character constant.
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    Oh right. Thanks ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth_Paul View Post
    I wanted to see if I could put together a tiny program without making any mistakes...I failed.
    I'm always suspicious of programs that compile first time :-P
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    The variables Y, S, W and N (yes, they are just variablenames if you don't use quotes) are all undeclared, so it wouldn't compile...
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
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    Its hard... But im here swgh's Avatar
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    Your cin.ignore() could be placed under your cin.get().

    Also as int main() needs to return a value, place return 0 before the closing brace
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