my first real program blows up, can someone tell me why?

Moshe Zadka moshez at
Sun Mar 5 18:39:05 CET 2000

On Sun, 5 Mar 2000, Jerry F. Davis wrote:

> I read the tutorial and tried a variation on what i saw there. and it
> blew up, with a integer overflow. can someone tell me why?

Integers are limited to the machine word size (usually 32 bits). Try using
long integers (initialize a and b with 1L) and see it work.

Moshe Zadka <mzadka at>.

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