Thread: noob's question about the tutorial

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    noob's question about the tutorial

    why does this
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
    {
       int x;
      x = -9;
      do {for ( ;x < 10; x++ )
        cout<<"Count: "<<x<< " Hello, world!\n";
       }
       while ( x != 0 );
      cin.get();
    }
    print out a "count 0" line??!?

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    The same reason it runs "forever".

    The `for' loop runs to completion every time the outer `do' loop iterates.

    In other words, `x' never has the value zero in the outer `do' loop.

    Soma

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    Ah! I see, it IS running forever... It seemed to have stopped at the 19th line and I assumed that it was done. I saw the count 0 line and improperly closed the window w/ the upper right "x" button. If I had bothered to hit hit enter I would have seen it was still running and given the code some more thought!! thank you!

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