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So I've ended up changing the else's to if there by allowing the program to run through each case in effect. But, when I run this program the console window doesn't pop up. I'm sure that this is because the program is in sort of an infinite recursion type situation. I guess I have to some how have the return value of the method triggger the stoppage of the function so I don't get caught in a loop. I don't know how to do this though. Does anyone have any suggestions. Do I have to return true each time one of the if blocks is done calling the traverse method? Should I check if the space has been traversed already?
Do I have to return true each time one of the if blocks is done calling the traverse method? Should I check if the space has been traversed already?
The if-conditions are not sufficient for controlling the recursion. They should not evaluate to "true" if "board[ver][hor]" already has a value, because that would mean that the the field is about to be stepped on a second time.
So you need to initialize all the values of the board to some value that "count" can never take (maybe -1), and then check that value as part of the if-condition.
What do you mean calling "return true"?
That's actually not crucial, as long as the if conditions check for not stepping on a field a second time.