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For the code below; when I run the code as part of a method I made, it always runs through the for loop before ending.
What i am trying to do is: When the code has to use this section to choose a new step matching a branch value, it must go through the rest of the steps. As soon as it reaches a good step, i want to set s=1, and stop the while loop, ending the for loop and therefore ending this section of code. I tried putting the while loop inside the for loop, but then the program hangs in the for loop. Any help would be most appreciated!
Why are you using a number to check whether the loop has finished? You should have a boolean called valueFound or similar. Your code style suggests you have come from C to Java; you use numbers for true and false in C, but not in Java or C#.
Andrew , there are lot of issues in this code.
1. I assume ma is of type String and if this is String then you should not do ma =="ALL". ma and "ALL" will never be same as in case of Strings == will check for the object reference and not the value.
2. You are not considering the case when ma does not contain 'fire' and ma is not equal to "ALL", so that means the variable S will never be set to 1 and even if the for loop ends after some pre defined iterations you are again starting the for loop as the S is still 0 and as you are ierating over the same previous data set which does not match your condition this will keep looping.
Please modify your conditions to consider all the scenarios and ideally you should always have a else for the if condition dont just end with else if.