Comparing signed and unsigned values

Posted on 2005-04-21
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Hi experts,

   How do I get rid of the following warning ?
  line 89 :  for(int i=0; i< group_1.size(); i++)

[C++ Warning] Meow.cpp(89): W8012 Comparing signed and unsigned values

 many thanks !
Question by:meow00
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for ( unsigned int i = 0 .....

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or for(int i=0; i< (int)group_1.size(); i++)
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Or, really, know what the correct tyoe of group_1.size() is, and use that for your index...

What's group_1 ?
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Hi meow00,
>> for(int i=0; i< group_1.size(); i++)

If group_1 is an STL container, then you should be using size_t.

for(size_t i=0; i< group_1.size(); ++i)

David Maisonave :-)
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jkr earned 800 total points
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If group_1 is an STL container, you could also use iterators, e.g.:

for ( [container]::iterator i = group_1.begin(); i != group_1.end(); ++i) {


Another thing (a bit nitpicking)  - in all the loop variations, take 'group_1.end()' and 'group_1.size()' out of the loop, unless that value is not constant.
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I feel somewhat cheated!

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