So I was trying to figure out what the code for the linear search function should be and I can't understand where the "false" output should be implemented.

The code:

bool search(int value, int values[], int n)
    // TODO: implement a searching algorithm
    if(n <= 0)
        return false;

    for(int i = 0; i < n; i++)
        if(i == value)
            return true;

If I try to use an else function after the if one the program doesn't want to compile but if I put the return false at the end, it returns false every time (obviously). So, I hope any of you guys gives me a tip on how to build this function and where to put the 'return false' so that those problems don't appear.


if you have code like:

    return true
    return false

this is an error, the compiler needs to know what value is to be returned, but if you have a condition if-else like the above, the compiler "can not know" a priori, what value will really return, your program linear search neither is correct, you should not look for the index but the value corresponding to that index:

if (values [i] == value)

return false must be at the end of main (without conditions if or else)

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