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Default Explain the logic behind... - 10-07-2011, 09:35 AM

Could someone please explain the logic behind this:

While count.variable <= value.variable
count.variable set value to (count.variable +1)
(blahblahblah) method

Count.variable is set to 1 btw.
   
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Default 10-07-2011, 09:03 PM

That is called a count controlled while loop. Basically, it is a loop statement

It will execute the method the value of the value.variable times

So, look at it like this

Counter = 1
Flag = 3

While Counter <= Flag
count.variable set value to (Counter + 1)
(blahblahblah) method


So, the (blah) method will execute until the counter exceeds the Flag, in which it will stop. This is usually only useful in languages that don't have loop statements


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Default 10-13-2011, 03:10 PM

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That is called a count controlled while loop. Basically, it is a loop statement

It will execute the method the value of the value.variable times

So, look at it like this

Counter = 1
Flag = 3

While Counter <= Flag
count.variable set value to (Counter + 1)
(blahblahblah) method


So, the (blah) method will execute until the counter exceeds the Flag, in which it will stop. This is usually only useful in languages that don't have loop statements

Thanks for the info!

That helped a lot : )

They are useful when an assessment says no "for loops" as well. lol
   
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Default 10-14-2011, 03:38 PM

Yeah, that too, "for loops" usually take less time, but this does have it's uses. What language are you using, C, maybe?


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