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Python

Zachary Carlos
Zachary Carlos
912 Points

Python letter game exercise not running properly for me

My bad guesses aren't appending into my list, and the program tells me i've already guessed letters that I haven't yet.

import random

fruits = [
    'strawberry',
    'melon',
    'apple',
    'blueberry',
    'grape',
    'lemon',
    'starfruit',
    'banana',
    'orange',
    'lime',
]

while True:
    start = input("Press enter/return to start, or hit Q to quit the game.")
    if start.lower() == 'q':
        break

    secret_word = random.choice(fruits)
    bad_guesses = []
    good_guesses = []

    while len(bad_guesses) < 7 and len(good_guesses) != len(list(secret_word)):
        for letter in secret_word:
            if letter in good_guesses:
                print(letter, end='')
            else:
                print('_', end='')
        print('')
        print("Strike {}/7".format(len(bad_guesses)))
        print('')
        guess = input("Guess a letter: ").lower()
        if len(guess) != 1:
            print("You can only guess one letter at a time!")
            continue
        elif guess in good_guesses or bad_guesses:
            print("You've already used that letter!")
            continue
        elif not guess.isalpha():
            print("You can only guess letters!")
            continue
        elif guess in secret_word:
            good_guesses.append(guess)
            if len(good_guesses) == len(list(secret_word)):
                print("You win! The secret word was {}!".format(secret_word))
                break
        else:
            bad_guesses.append(guess)
    else:
        print("You didnt get it! My secret word was {}.".format(secret_word))

[MOD: added ```python formatting as shown in the Markdown Cheatsheet. -cf]

1 Answer

There are multiple problems. First, random isn't imported in the beginning, also you use "random.choice" where you should use random.randint. In addition, you need to make a list of secret word to pick a random of. (I edited this code to work and if there is any way I can "send" a workspace, I could send you the fixed code.)

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
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