In the context of this exercise, if we had a similar function with multiple if statements, and used
return for each one, what would happen?
In most of the exercises within this lesson, each if statement contains a
return statement. A
return statement immediately exits a function when it runs, so even with multiple
if statements with True conditions, when one of them runs their code block, none of the other statements would run.
If instead, we used
return, this can change how the code would behave. If you had multiple
if statements with conditions evaluating to
True, then each one would run their code block, because a
# Using return statements def evaluate(score): if score >= 9: return "Excellent" if score >= 5: return "Good" if score >= 1: return "Bad" # returns "Excellent" evaluate(10) # Using print statements def evaluate(score): if score >= 9: print("Excellent") if score >= 5: print("Good") if score >= 1: print("Bad") evaluate(10) # prints out in the console # Excellent # Good # Bad