Quote:What is wrong with this function?
A few things:
- 'raise To Power' is not a proper function name, spaces are not allowed in C/C++ or other languages.
- 'raise ToPower' names must be exactly the same in definition and usage, C is case sensitive.
- your function is remotely recursive, but it is missing the ending condition. (see how recursion works)
int result = number * number;
is repeatedly squaring the value, so for initial value of 2 the values of
are 4 => 16 => 256 ...
Advice: Learn debugger as soon as possible, it is an incredible learning tool.
Your code do not behave the way you expect, or you don't understand why !
There is an almost universal solution: Run your code on debugger step by step, inspect variables.
The debugger is here to show you what your code is doing and your task is to compare with what it should do.
There is no magic in the debugger, it don't know what your code is supposed to do, it don't find bugs, it just help you to by showing you what is going on. When the code don't do what is expected, you are close to a bug.
To see what your code is doing: Just set a breakpoint and see your code performing, the debugger allow you to execute lines 1 by 1 and to inspect variables as it execute.
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The debugger is here to only show you what your code is doing and your task is to compare with what it should do.