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Compiler Error C2085
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Compiler Error C2085

Error Message

'identifier' : not in formal parameter list

The identifier was declared in a function definition but not in the formal parameter list. (ANSI C only)

The following sample generates C2085:

// C2085.c
void func1( void )
int main( void ) {}   // C2085

Possible resolution:

// C2085b.c
void func1( void );
int main( void ) {}

With the semicolon missing, func1() looks like a function definition, not a prototype, so main is defined within func1(), generating Error C2085 for identifier main.

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