# Re: Newbee question

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"Igor Tandetnik" <itandetnik@mvps.org> a ?crit dans le message de news:
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vcinquini@gmail.com wrote:

My function main() calls a function passing a double array as a
parameters. Why I'm able to calculate the array length in main()
using:

int main()
{
double vec[] = {1.90, 3.50, 5.60, 2.90, 9.40, 7.20, 5.90};
int len = sizeof vec/sizeof vec[0]; ---> results 7

The type of variable vec here is double[7]

but when I pass vec[] to a function like this I always get 0 as array
length:

double sumarray(double *vec)

The type of variable vec here is double*, which is quite different from
double[].

Which is one of the most vexing, hard to understand, subtility in C... and
also why you should use other options in C++( see below).

You should pass the size of the array as an extra parameter to the
function.

or better, use a C++ solution : a std::vector

double sumarray(std::vector<double>& vec)
{
size_t lens = vec.size();
//...
}

int main()
{
std::vector<double> vec;
//fill vec
size_t len = vec.size();

sumarray(vec);
}

Arnaud
MVP - VC

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