This code is giving me "Oops, that's not even in the ocean." no matter what I type. Even if both values are below 5 but above 0 like 3. Why?


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)

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

if (guess_row == ship_row) and (guess_col == ship_col):
print("Congratulations! You sank my battleship!")
if (guess_row != range(5)) or (guess_col != range(5)):
print("Oops, that's not even in the ocean.")
elif (board[guess_row] == 'X') or (board[guess_row] == 'X'):
print("You guessed that one already.")
print('You missed my battleship!')
board[guess_row] = 'X'
board[guess_row] = 'X'


Turns out I made a mistake in the Boolean operators.
The guess_row or guess coll with always != due to the fact that it will never the range. I was testing for it being the range not in the range.
The correct way is "not in". Now this fixed the problem.