This is the prototype I was provided with for my Person constructor:

Person(const char * their_name, const char * email, int day, int month, int year);

In making my constructor I have tried to use base member intialization, but I am having issues, this is what my constructor looks like:

Person(const char * their_name, const char * email, int day, int month, int year): name(0), email_address(0), aDay(1), aMonth(1), aYear(2000){

        char * temp = new char[strlen(their_name) + 1]; 
        strcpy_s(temp, strlen(their_name) + 1, their_name); 
        name = temp; 
        email_address = new char[strlen(email) + 1]; 
        strcpy_s(email_address, strlen(email) + 1, email); 
        /*
        int aDay = day;
        int aMonth = month;
        int aYear = year;
        */
        cout << "\nPerson(...) CREATING: ";
        printOn(cout);
    }

My compiler is having issues with saying aDay(1), aMonth(1), aYear(2000). If this is not how I am supposed to initialize these three ints, how am I supposed to?

This is my Date class that have a constructor that takes 3 ints...

public: 
    //Notice there is no default constructor 
    Date(int d, int m, int y) {day = d; month = m; year = y;} 

    void printOn(ostream & out) const {out << day <<"/" << month << "/" << year;}

    ~Date(){
    cout<<"Deleting Date: "<<day<<"/"<<month<<"/"<<year;
    }
private: 
    int day, month, year; 

};
ostream & operator<<(ostream & ostr, const Date & d) {
      d.printOn(ostr);
      return ostr;
}

The error with my person constructor is that there is no default constructor for Date (but I am not supposed to have one)

Thanks!

You should call the constructor of Date in your initialization list, and you can pass it the three integers you get in the Person constructor:

Person(const char * their_name, const char * email, int aDay, int aMonth, int aYear) : 
       Date(aDay, aMonth, aYear), 
       name(0), email_address(0) {
    name = new char[strlen(their_name) + 1]; 
    strcpy_s(name, strlen(their_name) + 1, their_name); 
    email_address = new char[strlen(email) + 1]; 
    strcpy_s(email_address, strlen(email) + 1, email); 
    cout << "\nPerson(...) CREATING: ";
    printOn(cout);
}

That should work.

Thank you so much!
This is the error with added that:
"Date" is not a nonstatic data member or base class of "Person"

I don't even understand what that means? I didn't state anything was static...

Did you put Date as a base class? Well, I guess I realize now that it doesn't really make much sense for Person to be a special kind of Date.

Please show the full declaration of the class Person.