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Im new to C++ and have been reading through C For Dummies Volume 1

I am using Borland C++ 5.5.1
the book states that although it is written for C the book works for C++ as well.

in the book there is the following example that is to be typed in, yet it will not work. Could anyone help?

The code...............

#include <dos.h>

void dropbomb(void);

void main()
    printf("Press any key to drop bomb:");

void dropbomb()
    int x;
    for (x=880;x>440;x-=10)

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RE: sound(x)

sound() is neither a C or C++ function or keyword.
Your example probably is older DOS code written for a compiler that supported this compiler specific function call. You are most likely compiling Win32 console programs with Borland C++ 5.5.1 which are only simular to DOS programs in looks. You can use,
    DWORD  dwFreq,    // sound frequency, in hertz
    DWORD  dwDuration     // sound duration, in milliseconds
under Windows NT. Under Win95, the parameters are ignored and windows plays the default sound.    

Also, use int main() instead of void main() and use return 0; at the end of main.


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