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Old 10-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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Ok thank you, and thanks for the help so far
Old 10-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #17
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Right, I've done roughly half (the first 50 lines):

#include <iostream>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <time.h>
using namespace std;
void remove (int, int, int);
void generate (int, int, int, int );
void print (int, int, int);
int main () {
    int turn=0;
    int heap, deduct, row1, row2, row3, total;
    srand (time(NULL));
    row1 = 0;
    row2 = 0;
    row3 = 0;
    total = 0;
    generate (row1, row2, row3, total);
    print (row1, row2, row3);
    while (total > 0) {
        while (((turn % 10) + 1) == (1 || 3 || 5 || 7 || 9)){
            cout << "Make your move:" << endl;
            cin >> heap >> deduct;
            if (heap == 1){ 
                if (row1 >= deduct){
                    remove (deduct, row1, total);
                    print (row1, row2, row3);
                } else {
                    cout << "Heap 1 only contains " << row1 << " stones, try again!" << endl;
            } else if (heap == 2){ 
                if (row2 >= deduct){
                    remove (deduct, row2, total);
                    print (row1, row2, row3);
                } else {
                    cout << "Heap 2 only contains " << row2 << "stones, try again!" << endl;
            } else if (heap == 3) {
                if (row3 >= deduct) {
                    remove (deduct, row3, total);
                    print (row1, row2, row3);
                } else {
                    cout << "Heap 3 only contains " << row3 << "stones, try again!" << endl;
            } else if (heap > 3) {
                cout << "This heap does not exist, try again." << endl;
See how I've structured the if/else blocks: each 'if' line ends in '{', and the following code is indented by one tab, until we reach the '}' which ends the block. This makes it easy to read but won't trigger syntax errors if you don't do it. You do need to have the '{' and '}', or the compiler can't work out which 'else' matches which 'if' - which is what the compiler was complaining about in your code.

Can you do second while loop in a similar style? Also, you might want to consider having an array to store your 'row' values instead of three separate variables: that way instead of having to deal with 'heap == 1', 'heap == 2', 'heap == 3' separately, you can deal with them all the same way.

Hope this helps,

Last edited by Snark1994; 10-20-2012 at 03:35 PM.
Old 10-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #18
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I'll try it out and see where I get


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