Hi folks! Was wondering if you could help with a problem. I'm supposed to write a function that writes n, n-1, n-2, …, 3, 2, 1. I'm pretty sure I've got it but for some reason I keep getting 0 whenever I run it. It doesn't have to be a recursive function but I've been writing it that way. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int backwards (int);

void main ()
{
	int key;

	cout << "Enter a positive integer : ";
	cin >> key;

	cout << backwards(key) << endl;
}

int backwards (int n)
{
	if (n==0)
		return 0;
	else
		for (n=1; n>0; n++)
		return (n-1);


}

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

void backwards(int);

int main() {
	int key;

	cout << "Enter a positive integer : ";
	cin >> key;

	backwards(key);
}

void backwards(int n) {
	if (n<=0)
		return;
	cout << n << ' ';
	backwards(n-1);
}

or

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

void backwards(int);

int main() {
	int key;

	cout << "Enter a positive integer : ";
	cin >> key;

	backwards(key);
}

void backwards(int n) {
	if (n<=0)
		return;
	for(int i = n; i > 0; --i )
	cout << n-- << ' ';
}

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

void backwards(int);

int main() {
	int key;

	cout << "Enter a positive integer : ";
	cin >> key;

	backwards(key);
}

void backwards(int n) {
	if (n<=0)
		return;
	cout << n << ' ';
	backwards(n-1);
}

or

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

void backwards(int);

int main() {
	int key;

	cout << "Enter a positive integer : ";
	cin >> key;

	backwards(key);
}

void backwards(int n) {
	if (n<=0)
		return;
	for(int i = n; i > 0; --i )
	cout << n-- << ' ';
}

Awesome! Thank you so much! :)

awesome is fine .. but i hope you understood your mistake... just taking his code blindly and using it will not help...

FYI you were not using recursion at all !!!