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# Endless Loop In Code

This code was coped from the video 'Letter Game Introduction'

I'm not entirely sure why but, when running the program, it first says 'press enter/return to start, or enter Q to quit: ' as expected but then, if you press anything other than q, it runs an endless print of _

Why would this be? I can't quite work out why that's happening.

Thanks for any and all help!

```import random

# make a list of words
words = [
'apple',
'banana',
'orange',
'coconut'
]

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

# pick a random word
secret_word = random.choice(words)
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('')

# take guesses
guess = input("Guess a letter: ").lower
if len(guess) != 1:
print("You can only guess a single letter!")
continue
elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
continue
elif not guess.isalpha():
print("You can only guess letter!")
continue

if guess in secret_words:
good_guesses.append(guess)
if len(good_guesses) == len(list(secret_word)):
print("You win! The word was{}".format(secret_word))
break
else:
else:
print("You didn't guess it! My secret word was {}".format(secret_word))

# draw guessed letters and strikes
# print out win/lose```
```

MOD

The `while` loop code consists of only the print statements thus it has no way out of the while loop. The code below the while loop needs to be indented.

```import random

# make a list of words
words = [
'apple',
'banana',
'orange',
'coconut'
]

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

# pick a random word
secret_word = random.choice(words)
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='')
### indent below here ###
print('')
print('')

# take guesses
guess = input("Guess a letter: ").lower
if len(guess) != 1:
print("You can only guess a single letter!")
continue
elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
continue
elif not guess.isalpha():
print("You can only guess letter!")
continue

if guess in secret_words:
good_guesses.append(guess)
if len(good_guesses) == len(list(secret_word)):
print("You win! The word was{}".format(secret_word))
break
else:
else:
print("You didn't guess it! My secret word was {}".format(secret_word))

# draw guessed letters and strikes
# print out win/lose
```

You also may want to use `set` instead of `list` in:

``` while len(bad_guesses) < 7 and len(good_guesses) != len(set(secret_word)):
```

to handle case of repeated letters in secret_word.

Hey Ashton, in my posted code the comment "indent below here" marks where I indented your code 4-spaces to correct it. The only difference from your code to my code is the indentation I made.

And by "indent" I mean using 4-spaces to signify a code block.

Thank you for the help. I'm not sure I fully understand what you mean by the necessary indent as I thought I had indented the code correctly.

Where you have put the comment ### indent below here ###, in my code, there is an indent. Do you mean there should be two indents?

I am quite certain I am misunderstanding what you are saying because I am misunderstanding what an indent is. In my code there are no spaces, should there be 8 for it to be called an 'indent'?

Thanks again for the help!

Can someone help me with my code? I keep getting an endless loop as well, but in my case it keeps printing:

_ Strikes: 0/7 _ Strikes: 0/7 _ Strikes: 0/7

And so on. Here's my code:

```import random

words = [
'apple',
'banana',
'orange',
'coconut',
'strawberry',
'lime',
'grapefruit',
'lemon',
'kumquat',
'blueberry',
'melon'
]

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

secret_word = random.choice(words)
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('')

guess = input("Guess a letter: ").lower()

if len(guess) != 1:
print("You can only guess a single letter!")
continue
elif guess in bad_guesses or guess in good_guesses:
continue
elif not guess.isalpha():
print("You can only guess letters!")
continue

if guess in secret_word:
good_guesses.append(guess)
if len(good_guesses) == len(list(secret_word)):
print("You win! The word was {}".format(secret_word))
break
else: