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Thread: recursion code seems to keep running with no end (halting problem?)

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    Default recursion code seems to keep running with no end (halting problem?)

    Last edited by Helplessdrowningpuppy; October 6th, 2014 at 11:03 AM.

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    Default Re: recursion code seems to keep running with no end (halting problem?)

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    Do you format your code all against the left column as in the second post of code above? If so, please indent appropriately.

    If you believe you've isolated the problem to the above while( cleanup) statement, add some print statements to figure out why it is behaving infinitely. Start by investigating why the exit condition, cleanup = false, is not occurring when you want it to.

    And I don't know if what you've posted demonstrates the problem. What is the Fibonacci class supposed to do? What are the loops and if statements doing? Please comment your code so that we (and you) know what it's supposed to be going on.

    Style point:

    This statement:

    if (cleanup == true)

    is verbose. Simply

    if ( cleanup )

    will do.

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