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Hi,

I am defining all constants in a .h file.

Earlier it were
#defines
. I am replacing it with
const
.

Header file looks like

namespace preprocessing
{
    namespace generaldef
     {
          const int BASE = 0;
     }
}
for this code i am getting the following error

error: expected unqualified-id before numeric constant|


for the line
const int BASE = 0;
Posted 8-Nov-12 23:15pm
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markkuk 9-Nov-12 4:23am
   
Do you have a #define for BASE left somewhere in your code?
PrafullaVedante 9-Nov-12 4:37am
   
Yupp .... its defined in another header file. Thanks ...


You got it right on first shot ... :) After removing the #define Code is compiling fine now ..

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Solution 1

The following program:

// foo.h
namespace preprocessing
{
    namespace generaldef
     {
          const int BASE = 0;
     }
}


// foo.cpp
#include "foo.h"
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;
int main()
{
  cout << preprocessing::generaldef::BASE << endl;
}

Compiles (and runs!) fine with gcc version 4.4.5.


By the way, why don't you use an enum?
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