The Euclidean algorithm

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    The Euclidean algorithm

    hey guys ...
    i am a new member and i want some help in a pseudo-code
    i was asked to write a pseudo-code for the Euclidean algorithm
    this was the question
    " The euclidean algorithm determines the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two positive numbers by repatedly replacing the larger number with the result of subtracting the smaller one from it until the two numbers are equal"

    And this is my Answer
    Code:
    Get x,y //x,y any numbers
    set gcd to 0 //gcd = Great Common divisor
    if (x>0) and (y>0)
       then if (x-y) > 0
                 then while (x>y)
                        { set gcd to ( gcd + (x-y) )
                           set x to x-y
                         }
                         print " the GCD" + gcd
                  else if (y-x) > 0
                        then while (y>x)
                               { set gcd to ( gcd + (y-x) )
                                 set y to (y-x)
                                }
                                print "the GCD "+ gcd
                          else print " the numbers are equal"
                          end if 
                   end if
       else print " There is a negative number at least "
    end if
    Is this Code correct??
    and is it not could any one tell me why it is not correct and what is the correct code ??
    i'm waiting guys

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    Wrong forum, could someone move this?

    What you wrote isn't even C/C++, it looks like BASIC.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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