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Tim Statler
Tim Statler
Courses Plus Student 12,745 Points

Ping Pong - PHP. My code is the same as the teachers on the video but it's coming back showing only player 2.

In Ping Pong | PHP and Control Structures, my code is the same as the teachers but when I view it on a web browser, I'm not getting the same result as her. Should show player1 and player2, but just showing player2. Code below

<?php $player1 = 0; $player2 = 0; $round = 0;

//WIN //player must reach a score of 11 //player must be a minimum of 2 points higher than opponent

while (abs($player1 - $player2)<2 || ($player1 < 11 && $player2 <11)) { //NOT WINNER //randomly increment one of players scores each round $round++; echo "<h2>Round $round</h2\n"; if (rand(0,1)) { $player1++; } else { $player2++; } echo "Player1 = $player1<br />\n"; echo "Player2 = $player2<br />\n"; } echo "<h1>"; if ($player1 > $player2) { echo "Player1"; } else { echo "Player2"; } echo " is the winner after $round rounds!</h1>\n";


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,024 Points

It may not be exactly "the same" as in the video. It's hard to read unformatted code, but it looks like there's an incomplete tag in one of the echo statements:

    echo "<h2>Round $round</h2\n"; // <-- missing ">" after last "h2"

For future postings, use the instructions for code formatting in the Markdown Cheatsheet pop-up below the "Add an Answer" area. :arrow_heading_down: ย  Or watch this video on code formatting.

Tim Statler
Tim Statler
Courses Plus Student 12,745 Points

1. You were right, and that was the issue.

2. I didn't realize my example code would be unformatted like that, my apologies. That said, bravo for finding the error in that mess!

Thanks for your help!!