When condition problem (probably newbie question).
Martin Bjorklund
<>
Fri Dec 18 19:35:23 CET 1998
Andreas Kostyrka <> wrote:
> Why does the following function not work as intended? It seems like the
> test for N being even doesn't work :(
Well, it does! But you probably want to test that M is even, not that
N is even.
Also, you will need to handle the case that M is odd.
So the resulting code could look like:
pow(N,0) -> io:write({pow,N,0}), io:nl(), 1;
pow(N,1) -> N;
pow(N,M) when M rem 2 == 0 ->
io:write({powNeven,N,M}), io:nl(),
X = pow(N,M div 2), X * X;
pow(N,M) -> % M is odd, > 1
X = pow(N,M-1),
X*N.
I also deleted the clause:
> pow(N,2) -> N * N;
... since that case is taken care of when M rem 2 == 0.
/martin
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