[NEWBIE] Stacking, and another problem...

From: Phillip A Ames (kirk47@juno.com)
Date: 04/06/99

OK, being called a crappy coder by someone earlier today, I'm a bit
angry/depressed, so sorry if I get on any of your nerves....  Here's a
snip from my look_at_char fuction...  I've marked where I started (and
ended) trying to stack the # of objs with the same description with
comments...  This is just one of my numerous problems :P  I've got yet
another that I can't seem to figure out, with details below this snip of

/* Start Snip */

    act("\r\nYou attempt to peek at $s inventory:", FALSE, i, 0, ch,
    for (tmp_obj = i->carrying; tmp_obj; tmp_obj = tmp_obj->next_content)
      if (CAN_SEE_OBJ(ch, tmp_obj) && (number(0, 20) < GET_LEVEL(ch))) {
/* Begin stacking */
   for(nxt_obj = tmp_obj; nxt_obj; nxt_obj = nxt_obj->next_content) {

     if(nxt_obj->item_number != NOTHING){
        if(strcmp(nxt_obj->short_description, tmp_obj->short_description)
== 0)

else if (nxt_obj->item_number==tmp_obj->item_number) break;
      if (nxt_obj!=tmp_obj) continue;
      for (nxt_obj = tmp_obj; nxt_obj; nxt_obj = nxt_obj->next_content){

if (nxt_obj->item_number==NOTHING) {

else if (nxt_obj->item_number==tmp_obj->item_number)
      if (CAN_SEE_OBJ(ch, tmp_obj)) {

if (num!=1) {
  sprintf(buf,"[%2i ] ",num);
  strcat(buf, tmp_obj->short_description);
  send_to_char(buf, ch);
/*              End stacking                */

        found = TRUE;

/* End Snip */

My second problem is that I'm getting errors(duh) when prototyping
functions in a file.....  At the top is:
void init_empires(FILE * fl);
void emp_status(struct char_data *ch, int empire);
char alliances(int empire);
char norelat(int empire);
char wars(int empire);
void empint_to_str(struct char_data *ch);
int defect_check(char *string, struct char_data *ch);
int empstr_to_int(char *string);
struct empire_data *emp = CREATE(emp, struct empire_data, NUM_EMPS);  //
Dynamic empire array

and later on comes this:

void init_empires(FILE * fl){
  extern int top_of_p_table;
  extern struct player_index_element *player_table;

and I get this error during compilation:

empire.c(13) : error C2059: syntax error : 'PCH creation point'

Now, line 13 is the void init_empires(FILE * fl); at the top of the file.
 And, just to see if I can stump you guys anymore, I have yet another
problem! :)

empire.c(23) : error C2059: syntax error : 'do'
empire.c(23) : error C2059: syntax error : 'while'

Line 23 is: struct empire_data *emp = CREATE(emp, struct empire_data,
NUM_EMPS); // Dynamic empire array

NUM_EMPS is defined as 10

For your convenience, I've copied and pasted the CREATE macro...

#define CREATE(result, type, number)  do {\
        if (!((result) = (type *) calloc ((number), sizeof(type))))\
                { perror("malloc failure"); abort(); } } while(0)

Anyone know what I could be doing?  Sorry for not knowing anything else
that could help you out...


Phillip Ames    | Implementor of Apocalypse MUD
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