Stray /377 in xcode

I’m using xcode to do some c++ programming and all of a sudden I am receiving a “Stray /377 in program error”

I think is possibly because I recently started using a non apple wireless keyboard and I possibly put in some kind of weird key combination that created a non visible key.

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    My project is very large so its not feasible to post the code for the project.

    I’m using xcode 3.2.6 on osx 10.6.8

    I tried opening the project in xcode 3.1.6 and got the same error.

    2 Solutions Collect From Internet About “Stray /377 in xcode”

    “377” is octal for “255”, or an 8-bit “-1”.

    Do you have one of those anywhere?

    I believe XCode has a hex editor: just look for “0xff” somewhere in your recent source changes.

    Octal 377 is decimal 255. It has no meaning in UTF-8, means a “latin small letter y with diaeresis” in ISO-8859-1. I think its presence in the file is probably a sign that it does not belong and can be removed without further consequences. If you agree, you can try removing all them in your entire tree like this:

    find . -name '*.cpp' -exec sed -i~ 's/\o377//g' {} \;

    The -i~ asks sed to make a backup copy of the files that it changes, in case you need the originals back — or want to compare the changes with diff(1).