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    sometimes .. we initialize a variable to zero ! why?

    look at this algorithm for example ( nested loop ) :


    Code:
    totalSteps = 0
    FOR outsideCounter = 1 TO 5 INC BY 1
    FOR insideCounter = 1 TO 5 INC BY 1
    totalSteps = totalSteps + 1
    OUTPUT “Outside = “ outsideCounter,
    “ Inside = “, insideCounter,
    “ Total Steps = “, totalSteps
    ENDFOR
    ENDFOR

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    Quote Originally Posted by abood1190
    sometimes .. we initialize a variable to zero ! why?
    Because it makes sense.
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