Below you will see the code I wrote for the set of ‘if statements’ for the battleship game. I was quite happy with it but surprised to find that codeacademy wants me to embed an ‘if statement’ within an ‘else statement’. I think that looks messy and confusing but I’m sure there must be a good reason to do that. Could someone please enlighten me? Is it incorrect to use multiple ‘elif statements’ one after the other?
if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == ship_col: print "Congratulations! You sank my battleship!" elif 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)