strings and char *

Bob Rossi bob_rossi@cox.net
Thu Aug 10 19:07:00 GMT 2006


On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 02:00:59PM -0400, Michael Surette wrote:
> It's been a while since I've written any C code, so please forgive me if
> this is a newbie type question.
> 
> I was having a problem with a larger program when I ran into a problem.  The
> following code snippet should work according to what I remember of C. 
> What's wrong with it?
> 
> ------------
> 
> char * color;
> char * r="red";
> color = r;

Is that at the global scope? You can't make assignments in the global
scope unless they are definitions as well. Try putting that code in a
function scope.

Bob Rossi



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