Strange problem with "for" and "while"

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg68359] Strange problem with "for" and "while"*From*: "LordBeotian" <pokipsy76 at ANTISPAMyahoo.it>*Date*: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 05:24:23 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

When I try to compute this: For[k = 1, k < 10, k++, i := 0; While [k > 1, i++; k--]; Print[i, k]] Mathematica outputs a neverending sequence of "1,1" (and it is impossible to abort the computation!) When instead I try to manually do the "for" and compute k := ...; i = 0; While [k > 1, i++; k--]; Print[i, k] giving to k all the values 1,2,...,9 the computation are all correct (the outputs are "01", "11", "21", ..., "81". I cannot understand what is the problem.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Strange problem with "for" and "while"***From:*Igor Antonio <igora@wolf-ram.com>