[SOLVED] 12/19 Bad Aim! - Something wrong with if statements


There is my code:

from random import randint

board = []

for x in range(0, 5):
  board.append(["O"] * 5)

def print_board(board):
  for row in board:
    print " ".join(row)


def random_row(board):
  return randint(0, len(board) - 1)

def random_col(board):
  return randint(0, len(board[0]) - 1)

ship_row = random_row(board)
ship_col = random_col(board)
print ship_row
print ship_col

guess_row = int(raw_input("Guess Row: "))
guess_col = int(raw_input("Guess Col: "))

# Write your code below!
if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == guess_col:
  print "Congratulations! You sank my battleship!"
  if guess_row not in range(5) or guess_col not in range(5):
    print "Oops, that's not even in the ocean."
  	print "You missed my battleship!"
  	board[guess_row][guess_col] = "X"

Something seems going wrong in the first if statement.
The code gives the expected output with almost every kind of input but, if i get the value of guess_row to be equal to ship_row and then guess_col to be a different value than ship_col (obviously inside the acceptable range) i get "Congratulations! You sank my battleship!" while i should be getting "You missed my battleship!"


look at your comparison:

if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == guess_col:

guess_col will always equal guess_col, they are the same variable thus the same value


My fault, missed it. Thank you very much!


no problem, that happens. That is what the forum is for :slight_smile:

You’re welcome :slight_smile:


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