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Hi, I am back 'into' the C++ book :-) I tried to get the scripts 12.8, 12.9 and 12.10 to work in my Dev-C++ 5.8.3 IDE but it seems not to take any notice of the pre-processor directives in the header file as I get a compile error 'multiple definitions of headerNum'; specifically that headerNum is first defined in that.cpp with a consequent multiple definition in this.cpp. However, I can get it to work in my MS Visual C++ 2008 IDE but I needed to add #include "stdafx.h" in both this.cpp and that.cpp and also change the definition of headerNum as per the errata for the book. My environment is Windows 7, 64 bit. Could it be that my Dev-C++ IDE somehow ignores or doesn't recognise the C pre-processor directive? Any advice will be most appreciated, and thankyou in anticipation. Cheers from Oz.