mohan AbdulPro Student 1,453 Points
cant make sense of this code '''elif skit == "Lumberjack": if len(skit) < 3: print("sleeps all day")'''
i can't make sense of this line which has thrown me off, '''' if len(skit) < 3:''' python. can someone help please. here's a snapshot of the code https://w.trhou.se/h7xaqiflpr (click on file basics_end.py) . I am lost at lines 6 to lines 10. With lines 11 and line 12 , I can't make sense of this line '''print("ni" * len(skit))''
Steven Parker, If you could talk me through reading this code. I would appreciate it.
Steven Parker187,065 Points
This is a pretty silly function, but it's just for practice reading code. Here's how I might translate the last part:
elif skit == "Lumberjack": # if the argument is "Lumberjack"... if len(skit) < 3: # AND if it has fewer than 3 letters (which is impossible)... print("sleeps all day") # ...then print this else: # otherwise, since it has 3 or more letters (actually 10)... print("i'm okay") # THIS will be printed out else: # finally, if the argument was none of the above... print("ni" * len(skit)) # ...print "hi" over and over as many times # as the word has letters
Note that when used with a string and a number, the "*" symbol is the repeat operator.
"Abc" * 4 would become: