error: invalid types ‘unsigned int[unsigned int]’ for array subscript

Why am I getting invalid type on

Project1.cpp:139:32: error: invalid types ‘unsigned int[unsigned int]’ for array subscript
os << Mon[month(date)-1];


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  void displayDate(const Date& date, ostream& os, DATE_STYLE ds)
{

 // if ds == MM_DD_YYYY)

  if (!wellFormed(date))
  {
     cout << "Date Error\n";
     exit(1);
  }
  else
    if (ds == MM_DD_YYYY)
    {
      if (numDigits(date) == 7)
        os << '0';
        os << month(date) << '/';
        if (nthDigit(date, 5) == 0)
           os << '0';
           os << day(date) << '/';
           unsigned y = year(date);
           unsigned len = 4 - numDigits(y);
           for (unsigned i = 0; i < len; ++i)
             os << '0';
             os << year(date) << endl;
     }
     else
       string Mon[12] = {"Jan ", "Feb ", "Mar ", "Apr ", "May ", "June ", "Jul ", "Aug ",
       "Sept ", "Oct ", "Nov ", "Dec " };
        unsigned Mon;
        os << Mon[month(date)-1];
        if (nthDigit(date, 5) == 0)
        os << '0';
        os << day(date) << ",";
        unsigned y = year(date);
        unsigned len = 4 - numDigits(y);
        for (unsigned i = 0; i < len; ++i)
        {
          os << '0';
          os << year(date) << endl;
        }
}
what does month(date)-1 give you?
is it an array or an int?
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date is between 1010001 and 12319999
what does the month function return (its type)?
Look at the first error message (the one before the one you posted).
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Line 27 is within the else clause. Everything from line 29 on is outside the else clause. Hence Mon does not exists on line 30.

You need to use {} in order to define the blocks. Your indention is misleading.
Hello thishas,

Reefer to post http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/beginner/249707/ and message http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/beginner/249707/#msg1099850

Now why does your code here look the same as the previous post? If you are not going to change anything how do you expect to improve?

Here is your code properly indented with some blank lines to better show what it is doing:
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void displayDate(const Date& date, ostream& os, DATE_STYLE ds)
{
	// if ds == MM_DD_YYYY)

	if (!wellFormed(date))
	{
		cout << "Date Error\n";
		exit(1);
	}
	else
		if (ds == MM_DD_YYYY)
		{
			if (numDigits(date) == 7)
				os << '0';

			os << month(date) << '/';

			if (nthDigit(date, 5) == 0)
				os << '0';

			os << day(date) << '/';

			unsigned y = year(date);
			unsigned len = 4 - numDigits(y);

			for (unsigned i = 0; i < len; ++1)
				os << '0';

			os << year(date) << endl;
		}
		else
			string Mon[12] = { "Jan ", "Feb ", "Mar ", "Apr ", "May ", "June ", "Jul ", "Aug ",
			"Sept ", "Oct ", "Nov ", "Dec " };

	os << Mon[month(date) - 1];

	if (nthDigit(date, 5) == 0)
		os << '0';

	os << day(date) << ",";

	unsigned y = year(date);
	unsigned len = 4 - numDigits(y);

	for (unsigned i = 0; i < len; ++1)
		os << '0';

	os << year(date) << endl;
	// }
}

Note: that the second else statement only has one line with it.

After that without the rest of the code it makes it difficult to test the function.

Andy
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