Thread: Not less than if stament expression

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    Not less than if stament expression


    I have an array with 8 elements and I want to print the lower 4 elements with for 8 loops and the index starts from 3, so it prints element[3], element[2] element[1], element[0], and the rest to zeros but I want when the index reaches 0 and starts to print from index 3 again, how to do that? I tried this code but didn't work, it prints until the last element but the rest are zeros. I want a to be initialized with 3 again. If I tried a==0, it prints 3 elements and skips element[0].

    uint8_t ascend[8]={0x09, 0xc0, 0x20, 0x1f, 0x1f, 0x20, 0xc0, 0x00}; 
       uint8_t i,a=3,cnt=8; 
    int main(void) { 
         for (i=0;i<cnt;i++) 
    printf("data 0x%.2x\n",ascend[a--]); 
    if (a<0)a=3; 
         return 0; 
    Last edited by wolfrose; 01-17-2018 at 10:54 AM.

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    a.c: In function ‘main’:
    a.c:9:15: warning: comparison is always false due to limited range of data type [-Wtype-limits]
             if (a < 0) a = 3;
    Since a is unsigned, it will never be less than 0. It will instead wrap around to its highest value. Try this:
        for (i = 0; i < cnt; i++) {
            printf("data 0x%.2x\n", ascend[a]);
            if (a-- == 0) a = 3;
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    It worked! WOW, I'm really impressed how just changing the location of decrement changes the whole process! Thanks but why that happened?

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