Fibonacci using Recursion

This is a discussion on Fibonacci using Recursion within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by jazzistoobad (...) were suppose to do a program to gnerate a fibonacci series of numbers using recursion(...) ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzistoobad
    (...) were suppose to do a program to gnerate a fibonacci series of numbers using recursion(...)
    This is bad. Recursive fibonacci calls twice the same function with same parameters, like:
    Code:
    int fib(int n){
        if(n<=0) return 0;
        else if(n==1) return 1;
        return fib(n-1)+fib(n-2);
    }
    But of course this is only for learning purposes. And something this simple you'd never burst a stack. But you get the point

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    Thank you!!!

    Thank you for your hrlp guys I really appreciate it.I'm really sorry if I caused any inconvinience.
    Kermit, we have barely started Recurssion in college & we are suppose to find this program on the net.anyway thanks everyone.

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    um...it won't run in c#............uh, it's a standards thing

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    Now worries.I got the basic idea & the program is running.

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    Even though Prelude and Salem weren't amused, I was. And I think both Prelude and Salem were amused, they are just being more mature as they are aware that the person who asked the question most likely attempted compiling your code.

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    Well it was a funny joke, and if he tried handing it in, he would deserve whatever he got from his teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzistoobad
    Kermit, we have barely started Recurssion in college & we are suppose to find this program on the net.anyway
    I still don't think you get the point. Asking for people to write your program for you (no matter how small) is not the point of this board. Asking for someone to code your homework assignment is even less appropriate. I am a carpenter by trade and to me, like many other professions, time is money. If somebody from another trade comes to me and asks me to cut a piece of wood for them, I will likely do it. But if they ask for a lot more than one (depending on how busy I am, 5 cuts might be too much) I will tell that person to go away. And if anybody asked me to do something like say, lay out and build a set of stairs, without expecting to compensate me for my time, I would tell them no. Similarily, there are a number of professionals on this board who get paid quite well for the programming they do. They offer their help free of charge, therefore I think it is reasonable to expect that there is a limit to the generosity here.

    If you wanted a C program, you would have done well to search the web, or perhaps even this board (yes it has a search function). I am sure you would have found what you were looking for. As an aside, if you understand what the program is to do, you might have at least have made an attempt at coding some of it - a little bit of effort goes a long way on this board - write what you can, and then ask for help when you can't go further.

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    Kermit, that was very well put. Like he said, show us what you got. We can help fix it. Thats a more realistic request than showing us an assignment and saying "do this I am sillyI am sillyI am sillyI am sillyI am sillyes."

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