Im a little confused about the elif code…why the parentheses?
So my code looks like this:
if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == ship_col: print "Congratulations! You sank my battleship!" else: if guess_row not in range(5) or guess_col not in range(5): print "Oops, that's not even in the ocean." elif board[guess_row][guess_col] == "X": print "You guessed that one already." else: print "You missed my battleship!" board[guess_row][guess_col] = "X" print_board(board)
But when I look at the solution from Codecademy, they put that piece of code in parentheses like this:
elif (board[guess_row][guess_col] == ‘X’):
print “You guessed that one already.”
Can somebody explain why?
PS: And btw, my code seem to work fine the way I wrote it, except that I can’t see if I’ve guessed something before, but I guess that will be possible later.