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you'd think this'd work but....

 
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it doesnt! (is anyone really surprised!?)

heres the deal, i have a class, with a integer variable called ticketCount.
ticketCount is in a loop to read from a file, and increment, thus counting the number of tickets. strangely, it seems this increment never happens. despite every other command in the loop working. (and no, its not commented out!)
 
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Post your code. You are probably, in some way or another, short circuting
your loop (looping back to the top) before you ever get to your counter.
Or your counter is inside of an if/switch/whatever statement that never
gets accessed. But incrementing a variable inside of a loop definately
does work.
 
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Let me guess, you are using

counter = counter++;

If so, take a very close look at how the post increment operator works.
 
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Nice guess Ilja
I could guess some very strange things too, but prefer to wait for Richard to post his loop.
 
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Ticket is simply a class that holds an int(ticket number), an int array(the lottery numbers), and a string(suburb in which it was bought).
 
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its cool!! it works now!! booyah!!
 
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That's cool. That would also be cool to tell us where your blunder is
 
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well, clearly, i redefined tickets in the constructor (possibly me just assuming Eclipse is smarter than me.
 
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