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I've been trying to use member functions from a class (prototypes define in counter.h) in my main file.
The class implementation is in file counter.cpp and i am trying to compile countertest.cpp. The error message is :
g++ countertest.cpp
Undefined symbols:
"counter::counter()", referenced from:
_main in ccmTnGJX.o
_main in ccmTnGJX.o
"counter::decrement()", referenced from:
_main in ccmTnGJX.o
ld: symbol(s) not found
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Here how the countertest.cpp looks like :

#include "counter.h"
#include <iostream>
#include <climits>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
    counter c1;
    counter c2;
    c1.decrement();
    return 0;
}

And counter.cpp is define as :

#include "counter.h"
#include <climits>
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

counter::counter()
{
    count=0;
    maxValue= INT_MAX;
}

void counter::decrement()
{
    count --;
}

Finally, here is the class definition header file counter.h :

#ifndef COUNTER_H
#define COUNTER_H


class counter
{
    public:
        counter();
        void decrement();

    private:
    int count;
    int maxValue;
};


#endif // COUNTER_H

I imagine the problem is how you are actually compiling it. You need to compile both countertest.cpp as well as counter.cpp. My guess is that you are only compiling countertest.cpp.

Dave

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