warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to ‘char*’
I hadn’t really thought about this much, as previous versions of g++ (such as the 3.4.3 version we’re using on our university systems) never complained about this issue, but g++ 4.2.3 does. The fix, as I found from multiple posts around the web, is to change all function arguments that will be expected to take a string constant from “char *” to “const char *”. For example:
Original Function Prototype:
void class::someFunction(char *);
Updated Function Prototype:
void class::someFunction(const char *);
I’m somewhat new to C++ (OSU taught Java and I code in C# for the day job), so please give me a bit of slack on this one if you’re a seasoned pro. ;-)
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