Dylan CowlingPython Web Development Techdegree Student 2,032 Points
How does the game know where to place the correct letters along the line? I just can't figure out what I'm missing.
andrenTreehouse Moderator 28,308 Points
The code that is responsible for printing out the secret word is this:
for letter in secret_word: if letter in good_guesses: print(letter, end='') else: print('_', end='')
It starts by looping through the
secret_word string pulling each letter into a variable called
letter, then within that loop it checks if the current letter exists within the
good_guesses list. If it is present in the list the letter is printed out, if it is not present in the list then an underscore is printed out instead.
When the game first starts the
good_guesses list is empty so all letters will be printed as underscores, once you make a guess that is correct that letter is added to
good_guesses. Which causes that letter to be printed out while the other letters which have not yet been guessed will still be printed as underscores
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 53,661 Points
Good question. In the video at 6:00 mark, Kenneth adds a
for loop to check if each letter of secret word is in the guessed letter list. If the letter has been guessed it gets printed, otherwise an underscore is printed.
Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!