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    Default Confused about infinite loop

    Let's take an example

    int a = 1;
    for(;a>0;a++)
    In the code above the condition is always true so the loop is infinite but int datatype have a limit so what will happen if value of "a" crosses it.Is it really infinite ?


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    Default Re: Confused about infinite loop

    When the range is exceeded, the int will turn negative and thus breaking out of the loop.
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    Default Re: Confused about infinite loop

    The correct way to do the loop would be:

    		int a = 1;
    		for(int b = 0; b < a; b++){
    			System.out.println("JavaProgrammingForums.com");
    		}

    The loop will loop by the value set in a.
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    Default Re: Confused about infinite loop

    What newbie said. You would get what is known as an integer overflow, if I remember the term correctly.

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