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debleena_doll2002 8Sep2008 16:31

Can you find bug??
This program is goin infinite loop....
Code: c

#define SIZE 5
int main()
  int InpArray[SIZE]={1,2,2,3,4};
  int nSum=0,loop,missingNum;
   nSum += InpArray[loop];

//// Bug is in this loop, this loop is goin infinite...
    if(InpArray[(InpArray[loop])] > 0)
      InpArray[(InpArray[loop])] = -InpArray[(InpArray[loop])];
      missingNum =  SIZE*(SIZE + 1)/2 - nSum + InpArray[(InpArray[loop])];

  printf("Missing Number is = %d",missingNum);
return 0;

nottoobad 8Sep2008 19:15

Re: Can you find bug??
your loop is goin infinite because of your array index overflowed.
when the loop = 0, InpArray[loop] = InpArray[0] = 1,then the if-clause returned true so 1 changed to -1,that's the problem,the c language never check the array index.

shabbir 8Sep2008 21:41

Re: Can you find bug??
try defining this above your array and you will some other error.

int nSum=0,loop,missingNum;

oogabooga 9Sep2008 01:27

Re: Can you find bug??
You're problem is that you are accessing an array with a negative subscript. This
accidentally modifies your loop variable, unless as shabbir noted, you move the
array declaration to after the other variables. But of course this still leaves the
problem of negative array indicies. If you "play computer" for just 2 iterations of
the loop, you will see how you get the negative index.

If you're just trying to find the missing number (presumably 5 in this case) then
try this instead:
* Set up another array of SIZE elements called Seen, initialized to 0.
* Loop through InpArray and set the corresponding Seen element to 1.
* Then loop through Seen and print out the element number of any
zeroes you find.

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