while loop problem

This is a discussion on while loop problem within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm trying to create a while loop with an 'or'. The program runs fine without the 'or' but when I ...

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    while loop problem

    I'm trying to create a while loop with an 'or'.

    The program runs fine without the 'or' but when I add it, the program outputs nothing. Here is the loop in question:

    Code:
    while ( (sentence[pos] != ' ') || (sentence[pos] != '.') )
    		{
    		   count++;
    		   pos++;
    		}
    I want it to execute the loop while sentence[pos] is not a space, or a period. When I add in then part about not being a period, it seems to kill the loop. Is this improper syntax?

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    It's all the english

    You want to execute the loop while sentence[pos] is not a space and not a period.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


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    Wow, don't I feel stupid now. Thanks a lot, I think thats the second or third time you've helped me.

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