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Python

Abdallah El Kabbany
Abdallah El Kabbany
2,042 Points

number game refinement

after finishing the exercise with the teacher everything worked well but it wont stop me after 5 trials it will just keep on going. the teacher didnt test it after modification can somebody help me why the 5 trial limit is not working.

import random

#  safely make an int
#  limit guesses
#  too high message
#  too low message
#  play again


def game():

  #  generate a random number between 1 , 10
  secret_num = random.randint(1, 10)
  guesses = []

  while len(guesses) < 5:

    try:

      #  get a number guess from the player.

      guess = int(input("guess a number between 1 and 10 : "))
    except ValueError:
      print("{} isn't a number!".format(guess))


    #  compare guess to secret.
    if guess == secret_num:
      #  print hit/miss.
      print("you got it! my number was {}".format(secret_num))
      break

    elif guess < secret_num:
      print("my guess is higher than {}".format(guess))

    else:
      print("my guess is lower than {}".format(guess))

  else:
    print("you didnt get it my number was {}".format(secret_num))
    guesses.append(guess)  

  play_again= input("do you want to play again? Y/n")

  if play_again.lower() != "n":
    game()

  else:
    print("bye")

game()

2 Answers

Hi Abdallah El Kabbany, the length of your guesses list only grows in the else block where you reveal the answer and then append the guess. The append should be inside the while loop (but not inside the if/elif/else blocks), but the answer reveal would be outside the while loop, since you obviously only want to do that once the loop ends. This means you won't need that else where you do those two things.

You would also want to check that they ran out of guesses before telling them they didn't get it...

Here's a working version with my suggested changes (and cleaned up formatting):

import random

#  safely make an int
#  limit guesses
#  too high message
#  too low message
#  play again


def game():
    #  generate a random number between 1 , 10
    secret_num = random.randint(1, 10)
    guesses = []

    while len(guesses) < 5:

        try:
            #  get a number guess from the player.
            guess = int(input("guess a number between 1 and 10 : "))

        except ValueError:
            print("{} isn't a number!".format(guess))

        #  compare guess to secret.
        if guess == secret_num:
            #  print hit/miss.
            print("you got it! my number was {}".format(secret_num))
            break

        elif guess < secret_num:
            print("my guess is higher than {}".format(guess))

        else:
            print("my guess is lower than {}".format(guess))

        guesses.append(guess)

    if len(guesses) == 5:
        print("you didn't get it my number was {}".format(secret_num))

    play_again = input("do you want to play again? Y/n : ")

    if play_again.lower() != "n":
        game()

    else:
        print("bye")

game()