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digitalmars.D.bugs - ubyte in for loops

reply DBloke <someone somewhere.com> writes:
I declared a variable cnt of ubyte first as part of the for loop
initialiser to 3, then found it odd that the loop went infinite.

I ran through the debugger and first time through it correctly
decrements value and cnt = 2, the next time round it went to -1, this
did not happen when I declared the cnt to be an uint

I then initialised cnt outside the loop and got the same behaviour

The code was
for(ubyte cnt = 3; cnt > 0; --cnt)
    code here
Aug 07 2010
parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:

 The code was
 for(ubyte cnt = 3; cnt > 0; --cnt)
     code here
This program: import std.stdio: writeln; void main() { for (ubyte i = 3; i > 0; --i) { writeln(i); } } Prints with dmd 2.047: 3 2 1 It's better to use the D.learn newsgroup for such questions. Bye, bearophile
Aug 07 2010
parent reply DBloke <someone somewhere.org> writes:
Hmmm most strange, using same version of compiler as yours

I have attached the file for you to try, not sure if it makes
a difference that I am running on 64 bit win7?

I am not after help, just to confirm there maybe a bug with
either ubyte or == ?

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Aug 10 2010
next sibling parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Your code works, here too:

So maybe it's the 64 bit system that gives problems. Are you able to minimize
your code, to show just the problem? So it will become a bug report for

By the way, the D.bugs group is not for general chat, use D.learn instead.

Aug 10 2010
parent DBloke <someone somewhere.org> writes:
The new code you supplied in other post works fine, but the code in the link in
this post does not, after first try, says I have 255 tries and goes infinite on
me, this must be a bug for 64 bit windows? If I cahnge the ubyte to uint works
fine, I guess this must be a 64 bit issue

Thanks for tips :)
Aug 14 2010
prev sibling parent bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
A different version of your code with some improvements:

import std.stdio, std.cstream, std.random;

void main() {
    uint chosen = uniform(1, 21);

    writeln("This is a guessing game");
    writeln("I have chosen a number between 1 and 20" ~
            " which you must guess");

    int guess = 0;

    foreach_reverse (i; 1 .. 4) {
        writefln("You have %s tr%s left.", i, i == 1 ? "y" : "ies");
        write("enter a guess: "); // prompt for a guess
        scanf("%d", &guess); // Read a guess

        // check if guess correct
        if (guess == chosen) {
            writefln("\nYou guessed it!");

        // Check for an invalid guess
        if (guess < 1 || guess > 20) // you can add brackets here if you want
            writeln("I said between 1 and 20.");
            writefln("Sorry. %s is wrong.", guess);

    writefln("You have had three tries and failed. The number was %s", chosen);

    din.getc(); // useless?

Aug 10 2010