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Array as function parameter

Discussion in 'C' started by morganJohnson, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. morganJohnson

    morganJohnson New Member

    Aug 28, 2010
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    I've got a slight problem with a function I'm writing. I'm trying to pass a 2d array to a function whose sole purpose is to display the contents of said array. Now, what I'm about to give you all compiles, but my compiler (bloodshed's dev-c++ v4.9.9.2) is giving me "warnings". I'd rather not have any warnings in this program. I'm picky like that. And yes, I am compiling into c and not c++.
    Here is the relevant code (the whole being 545 lines), any help would be much appreciated:

    const int size = 3; //global constant

    int printBoard(const int[][]); //prototype

    int main()
    int board[size][size];
    //for loops for initializing array
    return 0;

    int printBoard(const int board[size][size])
    //135 lines of code for displaying the array
    return 1;
    any time i try to change the prototype and function to "const int**" or even "const int*[]", the program hangs for a sec, then crashes. I'm assuming it's because the pointer is accessing a restricted memory location, but that's something else entirely.
    Please note: in the code, i access the array via "board[0][1]" and such. If that is another possible problem, please let me know.
    The exact error message I get is as follows:
    "[Warning] passing arg1 of 'printBoard' from incompatible pointer type"

    help plz and thanks

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