FAQ: Variables - Step 2: Initialize a Variable


#1

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#2

I keep getting an error when trying to compile
int main()
{
int year;
year = 2019;
}

It gives me the error:
variable.cpp: In function ‘int main ()’:
variable.cpp:11:1: error: expected ‘;’ before
token
}

I’ve tried rewriting the code, starting a new session but nothing works. what have I done wrong here?


#3

Just you need to include the required library for main() function.

write the following line at the very first of your code

#include


#4

I don’t believe any includes are required here, since to my knowledge there is no source file we need to include to be able to define a main function.

The code looks fine to me; my guess is maybe there used to be a bug in the course.