Thread: Guessing game: how to quit the game?

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    Guessing game: how to quit the game?

    Hello Everyone,
    I am writing a guessing game using for loop but did not know how to quite the game at any stage that I want. This is an example of my for loop:

    ...............................................
    case 1:
    askquestion_1( guesses, "\nAttempt %d: Is your animal a dog? ", dog );
    break;
    case 2:
    askquestion_2( guesses, "\nAttempt %d: Is your animal a mouse? ", mouse );
    break;
    .........................................

    How can i quiet after the first break. Can anyone help?


    Thanks.

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    use a flag and check it in the loop condition
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    I suppose questions are used in a loop. So provide a means to exit that loop at any iteration.

    From the looks of the snippet it also seems that you are hard-coding things that should be handled by loops and arrays.
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
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    Could you please give me an example.

    what do you mean by: use a flag and check it in the loop condition


    Thank you.

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    Code:
    int bFlag = 1;
    int index;
    for(index = 0; bFlag && index <10 ; index++)
    {
       if(index == 5)
          bFlag = 0;
    }
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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    Code:
    int user_wants_to_continue = 1;
    do
    {
        guessed = ask_question();
        if (user_wants_to_abort) user_wants_to_continue = 0;
    } while (!guessed && user_wants_to_continue);
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
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