Thread: Program skips for cycle

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    Program skips for cycle

    Hi, I have the following exercise:
    "Write a C language program that reads a sequence of positive numbers from the keyboard
    and for each number, print the progressive sum. The program ends when you enter a number less than or equal to zero."

    Here's what I made but It seems to skip the for cycles. Help?

    somma_numeri_positivi.c:23:21: warning: format specifies type 'int *' but the
    argument has type 'int (*)[i][j]' [-Wformat]
    if ( scanf("%d",&numbers) == 0 )
    ~~ ^~~~~~~
    somma_numeri_positivi.c:38:5: warning: expression result unused [-Wunused-value]
    2 warnings generated.
    Input a sequence of 0 numbers
    3 <-- My input
    [Program ended]

    #include <stdio.h>
    int main(void)
        int i;
        int j;
        int n;
        int sum;
        int numbers[i][j];
        printf("input a sequence of %d numbers\n", n); 
        for (j=0; j<n; j++)
            printf("element %d: ", i);
            scanf("%d", &numbers[i][j]);
        if ( scanf("%d",&numbers) == 0 )
                sum = 0;
                    sum = sum + numbers[i][j];
                printf("sum: %d\t", sum);
        printf("Program end");

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    > int numbers[i][j];
    Since i and j are uninitialised, you've no idea whether you have a valid array.

    > scanf("%d", &numbers[i][j]);
    But your loop says j

    > if ( scanf("%d",&numbers) == 0 )
    So what were you trying to say here?

    > getc;
    Maybe you were trying to call getc();
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.

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    You don't even need an array for this problem. Here's how I interpret the problem statement:

    1. Read a number.
    2. If the number is less than or equal to zero, end.
    3. Print the running sum.
    4. Repeat from 1.

    Try converting that pseudo-code to C.

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