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Old 01-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
methodtwo
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argv[1] not recognised outside of main


Hi
This is a C programming question. I have a function that gets called from main. In the definition of the function i use getaddrinfo. One of getaddrinfo's arguments is argv[1]. Because this function is defined outside of main, gcc complains that this function doesn't know what argv[1] is. I put the networking code in this function in question because sendto(this is a UDP client) doesn't know what the res structure is if i put it in main. Do i pass *argv[] as an argument to this function in question or what?
I can post the code if you want.
thank you very much for your time.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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Oh i just did:
char **arg
as a global array. Then:
arg = argv
in main. The compiler doesn't complain about this. Please just reply if you don't think the solution is right!
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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It's OK. What I usually do is to pass argv as a parameter to the function that is being called.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by methodtwo View Post
Oh i just did:
char **arg
as a global array. Then:
arg = argv
in main.
It would probably be nicer to take just pass argv[1] (via global or parameter):
Code:
char *address = argv[1]
That way, if you start allowing options you only have to change the code in main() and not the networking code.
 
  


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