FAQ: Functions - Parameters & Arguments

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Inside the code:

// Define get_emergency_number() below:

void get_emergency_number(std::string emergency_number){
std::cout << "Dial " << emergency_number;

int main() {

// Original emergency services number
std::string old_emergency_number = “999”;

// For nicer ambulances, faster response times
// and better-looking drivers
std::string new_emergency_number = “0118 999 881 999 119 725 3”;

// Call get_emergency_number() below with
// the number you want!


How come if I put in ‘string emergency_number’ instead of ‘std::string emergency_number’ for the parameter in the ‘void get_emergency_number’ function I get an error?

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