Re: Beginner in C++ need help

Alan Johnson <>
Sat, 03 Mar 2007 00:21:31 -0800
<> wrote:

#include "stdio.h"
#include "assert.h"
int main()
int a,b,loop,result,ret;

Everything from here ....

{ //could not read from std input
     fprintf(stderr,"Invalid input\n");
else if(ret==EOF)
{ //read from file and EOF reached
     fprintf(stderr,"EOF reached\n");//or silentlty return
     return -1;
{ //read is success
     { // user entered negative value
           fprintf(stderr,"No negative value please\n");
           return -1;

        for (loop=1; loop<=b; loop++)
        printf("Base: %d \n", a);
        printf("power:%d \n", b);
        printf("result:%d \n",result);

down to here needs to be inside an "infinite" loop. You typically see
this done as John Harrison mentioned earlier in the thread:

for (;;)
   // Body of the loop

The reason a for loop is used for that is because some compilers issue a
warning when the condition of a while loop is always true.

return 0;

I made some changes to my code.
The program works fine, but just unable to continue testing after I
press any key, the window closes.

On an unrelated note, this thread is a perfect example of the correct
way to ask for homework help. Usenet needs "sticky" posts. :-)

Alan Johnson

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