Re: More C programming help

  • From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 19:58:05 -0400

Yeah,  no luck.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie McBride" <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: More C programming help


Did u try .5?

On 10/3/07, John Miller <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
OK, latest is, it's giving me that warning I posted a couple minutes ago and
when I see where that warning points to, it's this line here.
overtimepay = 0.5 * overtime;



Now, if I take out the 0. in 0.5, and leave it as just 5, the warning goes
away. Of course that will make the program not do what I want, but can some one give me ideas to fix that, or a reason that might help? It's that close
and even with that warning, it actually does work so I'd have no problem
leaving it there but based on what the teacher got me for last week, a
warning probably means an F or close to it. Besides, it's that close, so
very very close.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie McBride" <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: More C programming help


John, yeah, that's the kind of error u go back to when your head's
clear & go "dugh!"  Lol!  I *hate* it when that happens!  Send the
code & I'll see if I can figure it out.  U might also wanna use text
pal or something similar, which shows u where matching braces are.

1 thing I like 2 do when I'm coding is to comment the braces, as per
the following:
main()
{/*begins main*/
int i;
unsigned int number;
for (i=0; i < 5; i++)
{/*begins for loop*/
scanf("%d",&number);
if number <= 9)
printf("single digit territory."
elif number > 9 && number < 100)
printf("double digits");
else
printf("now that's a big number");
}/*ends for loop*/
}/*ends main*/

BTW, I always put my ending brace & comments there immediately after
my beginning brace, then go up a line, press enter, & write the code.
That way the brace is filled in & u don't forget about it.  It took me
a lot of years of writing code 2 figure that 1 out & it's saved me a
*bunch* of time trying 2 backtrack & figure out where I missed a
brace, or, if the program isn't behaving like I want, 2 c the logic of
where I've gone wrong w/an errant brace, which, though it may match,
is in fact in the wrong place 2 do what the program was supposed 2 do.

HTH.

On 10/3/07, John Miller <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> OK, I thought of that just before getting this email and did that, looks
> like the only error left is a fatal one about a brace before the end of
> the
> file or something, I'm guessing I have the bracing wrong but I don't see
> it,
> looks like for every opening brace I have a closing one but I'm closer > and
> I
> like this way better actually if I can get rid of this error.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jackie McBride" <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 5:31 PM
> Subject: Re: More C programming help
>
>
> John:
>
> At the top of every function, you've gotta have a section like:
> int clock;
> float wage;
> float hours;
> float overtime;
> float overtimepay.
>
> That is a variable declaration.  U failed 2 declare those variables u
> just added to your program.
>
> On 10/3/07, John Miller <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The "overtime = 40" line is declaring the variable isn't it? That's > > what
> > I
> > thought.
> > Which way would you do it? I can get the first way I was doing it to
> > work,
> > but with the warning I posted a while ago and after that it works but
> > comes
> > up with a total that's slightly off. Or this way where that is the
> > problem
> > as well as, I think the same warning. I'd have to try it again to see > > if > > it's the same warning or not. There was a fatal error in there too but > > I
> > think that was something about the braces, very likely that will be
> > fixed
> > when the rest of it's fixed.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Martin Slack" <m.g.slack@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 5:10 PM
> > Subject: Re: More C programming help
> >
> >
> > > Hi John,
> > >
> > > The change in formula which you are trying is not strictly > > > necessary,
> > > but
> > > bear in mind that for the c language, *ANY* variables you use *MUST*
> > > be
> > > declared first.
> > >
> > >  hth
> > >
> > > Martin
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:30 PM
> > > Subject: Re: More C programming help
> > >
> > >
> > >>I tried that and over time and overtime pay undeclared variables  is
> > >>the
> > >>error it likes to torture me with now.
> > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: "TJ McElroy" <raider.59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 1:48 PM
> > >> Subject: Re: More C programming help
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> Your problem:
> > >>>
> > >>>> gross = wage * hours + 0.5 (hours - 40);
> > >>>
> > >>> for some reason, the compiler doesn't like it.
> > >>>
> > >>> ***
> > >>> The compiler does not like it, because it thinks that
> > >>> 0.5 (hours - 40);
> > >>>
> > >>> is a function call.
> > >>>
> > >>> Try breaking the if statement into two statements
> > >>>
> > >>> if ( hours > 40 ) {
> > >>> overTime = hours - 40;
> > >>> overTimePay = .05 * overTime;
> > >>> gross = wage * hours + overTimePay;
> > >>> } else {
> > >>> gross = wage * hours;
> > >>> }
> > >>>
> > >>> ***
> > >>> also by not having this if statement inside the for loop,
> > >>> it will calculate all of the employees time, not
> > >>> each individual employee.
> > >>>
> > >>> hth
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> ----- Original Message -----
> > >>> From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >>> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 12:10 PM
> > >>> Subject: Re: More C programming help
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>> Well, the what the program should do is there, but the line that > > >>>> is
> > >>>>
> > >>>>> gross = wage * hours + 0.5 (hours - 40);
> > >>>>
> > >>>> for some reason, the compiler doesn't like it.
> > >>>> error is
> > >>>> Error 1 error C2064: term does not evaluate to a function
> > >>>> taking -22
> > >>>> arguments
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I usually do walk away for a bit when I get frustrated but it's > > >>>> the
> > >>>> headaches I get after going back a few times that are really
> > >>>> starting
> > >>>> to concern me. I know I'm close, if I do different, easier math > > >>>> in
> > >>>> that
> > >>>> line like just adding 1 or something it will work changing it a
> > >>>> bit,
> > >>>> but when I do it this way, which looks right to me, it just > > >>>> doesn't
> > >>>> like it. I'm sure I'm missing something simple again. I've been
> > >>>> close
> > >>>> right along I feel like, but lagging behind, I'm not sure if it's
> > >>>> me,
> > >>>> a
> > >>>> Braille display would have probably helped with the last one but > > >>>> I > > >>>> can't afford that and was pretty much told "no" by the state when > > >>>> I > > >>>> wanted one for another class, it's too late now anyway week 5 or > > >>>> 10
> > >>>> starts tomorrow.
> > >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> > >>>> From: "Marlon Brandão de Sousa" <splyt.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
> > >>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 11:01 AM
> > >>>> Subject: Re: More C programming help
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>> Hello John,
> > >>>>> Let me tell you this: when you look at a hard programming task > > >>>>> as
> > >>>>> if
> > >>>>> it was a person and it was your enemy the probability of comming
> > >>>>> with
> > >>>>> the solution is smaller. Try to look at it as if you did not
> > >>>>> deppend
> > >>>>> on that, if you get frustrated of thinking and going to aparent
> > >>>>> noware
> > >>>>> then go take a break, and back again to it latter. Don't start
> > >>>>> thinking that you're likely to fail or that you don't like to > > >>>>> have
> > >>>>> all
> > >>>>> the work to try it again and again ... It may appear a joke, but
> > >>>>> it
> > >>>>> does make the difference if you get yourself in a relaxed stat > > >>>>> so
> > >>>>> you
> > >>>>> can consentrate more on your problem and less in your fears and
> > >>>>> frustrations ...
> > >>>>> This said, I'll ask you to explain me what you're trying to do,
> > >>>>> because I can not see what is the problem here.
> > >>>>> I didn't try to compile your code but the sintax seen ok ... so
> > >>>>> what
> > >>>>> is the problem?
> > >>>>> Marlon
> > >>>>> 2007/10/3, John Miller <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > >>>>>> Hi everyone.
> > >>>>>> Here we go again, now, where I should be at with this program > > >>>>>> is,
> > >>>>>> a
> > >>>>>> program
> > >>>>>> that will figure out the wages for 5 employees, and now adding > > >>>>>> an
> > >>>>>> if
> > >>>>>> statement to figure out overtime. I've been working on this for > > >>>>>> 2
> > >>>>>> days and
> > >>>>>> this is what the code ends up looking like, I can make it work > > >>>>>> if
> > >>>>>> I
> > >>>>>> change
> > >>>>>> it to do the wrong thing, but when it comes time to get it > > >>>>>> right,
> > >>>>>> I
> > >>>>>> can't
> > >>>>>> make it work and I'm at a complete loss. If I do it with
> > >>>>>> different
> > >>>>>> math,
> > >>>>>> just make it add a few things with the same coding, that works > > >>>>>> so
> > >>>>>> I
> > >>>>>> knwo I'm
> > >>>>>> on the right track, but when it comes to doing the finished
> > >>>>>> project,
> > >>>>>> I'm
> > >>>>>> missing something. I had to stop yesterday for the second worst
> > >>>>>> headache
> > >>>>>> I've ever had in my life, seems like I get those headaches > > >>>>>> every
> > >>>>>> time
> > >>>>>> I work
> > >>>>>> on this junk but I need the class.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> (begin code(
> > >>>>>> #include <stdio.h>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> int main (void)
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> {
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> int clock;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* clock number */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> float gross;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* gross pay */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> float hours;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* hours worked */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> float wage;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* hourly wage */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> {
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> int i;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* Prompt for employee information */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> for (i = 0; i <=5; ++i)
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf("enter your employee number: ");
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> scanf_s("%d", &clock);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf("Enter the wage: ");
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> scanf_s("%f", &wage);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf("Enter number of hours worked: ");
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> scanf_s("%f", &hours);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> } /* end for */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* attempting if statement for overtime*/
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> if ( hours > 40 )
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* calculate gross pay */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> gross = wage * hours + 0.5 (hours - 40);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> else gross = wage * hours;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> /* print out employee information to the screen */
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf
> > >>>>>>
("\t----------------------------------------------------------\n");
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf ("\tClock#        Wage        Hours        Gross\n");
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf
> > >>>>>>
("\t----------------------------------------------------------\n");
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf ("\t%06i %5.2f %5.1f %7.2f\n",clock,wage,hours,gross);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf("This employee worked %f hours with a per-hour basis of
> > >>>>>> %f.\n",
> > >>>>>> hours, wage);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> printf(" gross pay is %f.\n", gross);
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> return 0;
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> }
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> *end code
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