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Homework Help: Return values in while loops in functions.

  1. Mar 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I'm just trying to interpert how the return statement works.

    bool check(int item, vector<int>& v2)
    { int i = 0;
    while (i < v2.size())
    { if (item == v2)
    return true;
    }return false;
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm confused about the return parts of this problem. I does the return false even get excecuted? I thought that once a return statement is reached in a function, the function exits. Or do I have to wait until the last "true" return for the function to exit?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2010 #2
    Think about the control flow of the code. The return true follows an if statement, so what does that mean? If that if conditional doesn't evaluate to true, what happens?
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