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You don't assume anything, and follow standard C rules.

Even if empty loop, counters have to be incremented, values compared, etc - so just account for that and proceed.

I highly doubt Gate will contain platform/compiler-specific answers.

However, I really want to see the solution to this question from the test series.

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This solution is wrong.
They have assumed the rest of the program magically runs in 0 time.
Empty body of the loop still counts for Time complexity, because the program will still have to do comparison + (in/dec)crement.

It doesn't make sense to get rid of this line entirely anyway since the loop could be used to introduce intended side-effects.
I also think that the solution is wrong.

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