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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Letter Game Introduction

A quick question in this part

if i do this with a choose word apple. when i input p this counts it only one time. So even I input all of these 4 words(a p l e).

My results still be 4/5, is this a bug of my code?

Here is my code.

import random

words=['apple', 'banana', 'orange', 'melon', 'lemon', 'pear', 'berry', 'tree', 'dish', ]

while True:

start=input("enter or q ")
if start.lower()=='q':
    print('bye bye')
answer = random.choice(words)
good_guess =[]
bad_guess =[]
while len(bad_guess)< 20  and len(good_guess)!=len(answer):
    for letter in answer :
        if letter in good_guess:
            print (letter,end=" ")  
        else : 
            print('_',end = " ")
    print("  ")
    print("strike {}/{}".format(len(good_guess),len(answer)))
    print("  ")
    guess=input("please input your letter:").lower()
    if len(guess)!=1:
        print("sorry you can only input a letter")
    elif guess in bad_guess or guess in good_guess:
        print ("you already idi it")
    elif not guess.isalpha():
        print("alpha only")
    if guess in answer:
    if len(good_guess)==len(answer):
        print ("you win the guess")
    print("you faild")
Cheo R
Cheo R
37,150 Points

Post your code so we can look at it.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,991 Points

You'll need a different strategy for determining a win.

When a word has one or more repeating letters, the number of guesses it takes to win will be less than the word size. Simply comparing the word size to the number of guesses won't work for those words.

So you'll either need to determine the number of unique letters the word has, or you could check if every letter in the word has been guessed.