Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
1234portion
Group Title
I am supposed to decide whether an arbitrary computer program finishes running or runs forever
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
1234portion Group Title
I am supposed to decide whether an arbitrary computer program finishes running or runs forever
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

This Question is Open

bmp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You can either do an algorithm analysis to check whether or not you are running into a infinite loop or you could try it out empirically. So yeah, in general, it's your call to decide whether or not the program is running forever.
 2 years ago

chribonn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Given that you are given the data you should be able to "dry run" the program. Infinite loops are not desireable.
 2 years ago

swdalb Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
bmp is right, but to know for certain you need to do the algorithm analysis  check all of your for and while loops etc. and make sure each test terminates.
 2 years ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.