I have an
elif and an
else that are repeated in this code. However, I can’t find another way to incorporate these without breaking my very simple program.
What do you guys suggest?
By the way… I’m aware this program does basically nothing at the moment. I just started it like an hour ago.
else is the preferred solution where other languages might use a
switch statement. I don’t really like the way it looks, but I have to admit the reasoning is sound and it works the same way (which the exception of case fall-through, which is arguably more of a bug than a feature).
raw_input, I disagree: just because you have to do it in most cases doesn’t mean it’s not dry. The alternative is to put it into a function that does the same thing, but then you have to call that function repeatedly, so what have you accomplished? un-pythonic.
Another possibility would be
while running == True: status = raw_input() if clockedIn = False: # etc. ...
Obviously, the status doesn’t need to be updated when you
stop, but would it hurt anything?
Wait… Are you saying not to use
Sorry, I think we got mixed up somewhere. Given your situation, I would normally use a
switch statement. Given the fact that python doesn’t have a
switch statement, I would use
else (as you did). I was just pointing out that that appears to be the “correct” solution anyway.
If you’re talking about the
raw_input question, I was asking if you could just leave out the
status assignment in each case, since you already did it anyway (at the beginning of the
while loop). Is there a reason for assigning it again?
I wrote this stupidly because I’m printing all the questions/prompts. I could just use
raw_input(arg) and put the prompt where the
arg is. Plus, I’m pretty sure I could use
argv instead of
raw_input. There are only 3 options, raw_input isn’t really the best idea here. It’s not like I’m going to perform some wizardry on whatever garbage string they give me. It’s either option 1, 2 or 3.
Poorly written. But… that’s what new git commits are for!
Might help you understand your place in the world as you embark on learning this fine language.
HA HA HA HA! So true! Although… DAMN! I had no idea everyone thinks they’re superior to Java programmers. I mean, I learned Java in a CS class like everybody else in college and didn’t like it but… I have a little more respect for that language in particular.
Also… for me, C is the holy grail. When I can learn that, I’ll truly ‘feel’ like a real programmer.
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