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  1. #1
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    Mar 2011

    [RESOLVED] error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'

    Hey guys, I was trying to write a character controller but when I went to add my pointer to my character I get error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'

    I've looked at all my classes involved but I don't see any errors and Visual Studio doesn't report any other specific errors. Is there any way of finding the source of this type of error?
    Last edited by drwbns; October 3rd, 2012 at 08:33 AM.

  2. #2
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    May 2004
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    Re: error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'

    Yes there is....post the offending line of code....and several before and after so we can help you fix your problem...
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Re: error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'

    ok -
    void updateCameraGoal(Real deltaYaw, Real deltaPitch, Real deltaZoom)
    mCameraPivot->yaw(Degree(deltaYaw), Node::TS_WORLD);

    // bound the pitch
    if (!(mPivotPitch + deltaPitch > 25 && deltaPitch > 0) &&
    !(mPivotPitch + deltaPitch < -60 && deltaPitch < 0))
    mCameraPivot->pitch(Degree(deltaPitch), Node::TS_LOCAL);
    mPivotPitch += deltaPitch;

    Real dist = mCameraGoal->_getDerivedPosition().distance(mCameraPivot->_getDerivedPosition());
    Real distChange = deltaZoom * dist;

    // bound the zoom
    if (!(dist + distChange < 8 && distChange < 0) &&
    !(dist + distChange > 25 && distChange > 0))
    mCameraGoal->translate(0, 0, distChange, Node::TS_LOCAL);
    CharacterOgre * mChar;

    Why dont my code tags work? Offending line is CharacterOgre * mChar;

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 1999

    Re: error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'

    Quote Originally Posted by drwbns View Post
    Why dont my code tags work?
    After 121 posts, you don't realize that code tags use square brackets?
    Offending line is CharacterOgre * mChar;
    So how can you use a type that the compiler doesn't know anything about? What is a "CharacterOgre"? I don't see that definition anywhere, and neither does the compiler.

    When you post code that doesn't compile, you should post all the code that you're trying to compile. If I took what you posted, I would get a boatload of other errors.


    Paul McKenzie

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Re: error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'

    Sorry, I don't post here very often and a lot of other sites use <code> for tags. But I solved the problem, I had 2 headers including each other

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