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Fable Turas
Fable Turas
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My solution. Python basics number challenge

The one thing I am having an issue with is: if I try to stop the program with ctrl+c, the try/except test to see if the number is and integer (in check_input()) causes an exception that triggers the loop back to asking for correct input. My code:

import random

def start_game():
  print("Try to guess our random number")
  print("The number will be between 1 and 10")
  ask = "How many guesses would you like? > "
  return check_input(ask)

def check_input(question):  
  wrong_input = True

  while wrong_input:
      test = int(input(question))
      wrong_input = False
      print("You need to enter a whole number. Try again")      

  return test

def make_a_guess(num_guesses):
  if num_guesses == 1:
    print("This is your last guess")
    print("You have {} attempts.".format(num_guesses))

  guess = "What is your guess? > "
  not_in_range = True

  while not_in_range:
    this_guess = check_input(guess)
    if 1 <= this_guess <= 10:
      not_in_range = False
      print("You need to enter a number between 1 and 10. Try again") 

  return this_guess

def play_again():
  yes_no = input("Would you like to play again? y/n > ")
  if yes_no == 'y':
    return 0
    print("Goodbye until next time then.")
    return -1

def play_the_game(num_guesses, our_number):
  i = 0
  i = num_guesses

  while i >= 0:
    if i == 0:
      print("You are out of guesses")
      print("The number was {}".format(our_number))
      i = play_again()

      this_guess = make_a_guess(i)

      if this_guess == our_number:
        print("Congratulations. You guessed it. The correct number was {}.".format(our_number))
        print("It took you {} tries to guess correctly".format(num_guesses - (i - 1)))
        i = play_again()

      elif i == 1:
        print("Sorry. That still wasn't the right number")


        if this_guess < our_number:
          print("Our number is higher than {}.".format(this_guess))
        elif this_guess > our_number:
          print("Our number is less than {}.".format(this_guess))

    i = i - 1  

def new_game():
  our_number = random.randint(1,10)          
  num_guesses = start_game()
  play_the_game(num_guesses, our_number)


Edited for syntax highlighting. :) Just for future reference, here's a post on how to post code to the forum.

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