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Yesterday I was reading about Computability and they mention the Halting Problem. It got stuck in mind all day until I remember that some weeks ago, when learning Java, the IDE (Netbeans) show me a warning saying that my code was going to result in an infinite loop.
My question is, why can't this problem, be solved by using an "Intelligent" program to determine if another program will halt or end in an infinite loop? This hypothetical program could look for repetitive structures, conditions, etc and even predict under which circumstances (possible inputs) will halt, loop infinitely or end. Maybe like looking for the "acceptable range", like the domain of a mathematical function.