Cougar Cash with input validation and user confirmation

Problem Statement

  • Everyday you go to the BYU Candy Counter and buy chocolate covered cinnamon bears using your Cougar Cash card.
  • Write a program which prompts the user how much they want to spend on candy, and then prints out the card balance and what cash is still owed.
  • The initial card balance is$10.00.
  • Any purchase greater than what is on the card should use up the balance on the card.

Additions from Cougar Cash

  • Check whether the input from the user is a valid amount. If not, prompt the user again.
  • If the desired expense is more than what is on the card, you prompt the user before charging the expense to the card.

Solution

/*
Test Case 1:
Input: 8.50 (input less than initial balance)
Output: balance is 1.50
Actual: balance is 1.50
 
Test Case 2:
Input: 15.00 (input greater than initial balance), then say Yes to prompt to charge card
Output: reprompt, balance is 0, owes 5.00
Actual: reprompt, balance is 0, owes 5.00
 
Test Case 3:
Input: 0 (border case)
Output: balance is 10
Actual: balance is 10
 
Test Case 4:
Input: -1 (negative example)
Output: reprompt
Actual: reprompt
*/
 
#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>
#include <string>
 
using namespace std;
 
const double INITIAL_BALANCE = 10.00;
 
int main()
{
	// inputs: how much they want to spend
	// outputs: balance after purchase, cash owed
	cout << fixed << setprecision(2);
 
	// Prompt the user
	double desired_expenditure;
	double balance = INITIAL_BALANCE;
 
	cout << "How much you wanna spend on bears? $";
	cin >> desired_expenditure;
 
	// Check that input is positive
	if (desired_expenditure < 0)
	{
		cout << "You can't buy $" << desired_expenditure << 
			" of bears!! Silly! Try again: $";
		cin >> desired_expenditure;
	}
 
	// if input > balance
	if (desired_expenditure > balance)
	{
		// Check if they wanna use the card still
		cout << "That's more than is on the card. Still wanna use the card? (Y/N) ";
		string input;
		cin >> input;
 
		if (input == "Y")
		{
			// report (input - balance) as still owed
			cout << "$" << (desired_expenditure - balance) << " is still owed" << endl;
			// update balance to 0
			balance = 0;
		}
		else
		{
			return 0; // or -1 if this is considered an erroneous transaction
		}
 
	}
	// otherwise
	else
	{
		// balance = balance - input
		balance -= desired_expenditure;
	}
 
	// DOESN"T WORK, can't reference input
	// cout << "Your input way back there was " << input;
 
	// print balance
	cout << "Your new balance is $" << balance << endl;
 
	system("pause");
	return 0;
}
cs-142/cougar-cash-with-input-validation-and-user-confirmation.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/12 19:12 by cs142ta
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