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10:20pm Thu 21st Apr, Michael W.
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> Hi, > > I have 2 problems with Task2, just for clarification, > > 1. If user input a large number which is larger than the number of words in a file, how can we deal with this situation? 1) Use only the last word for the calculation, or 2) skip that file ? > > 2. Are we allowed to print some custom infos? For example, when the input parameter is larger than the number of words in a file, are we allowed to print the message like "Your input parameter is too large"? Or do we just need to process it and not print any message? > > Thanks!
Hi, The whole point about anti-bugging is foremost, to let the user know that there is a problem, and then do something sensible. For example if N is larger than the number of words, it won't be found. Say something. This relates to the second question, indeed it is expected that you say something, if appropriate. Doing nothing is not acceptable, as the user thinks the program is broken rather than their input. Cheers MichaelW

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