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February 18, 2014 at 12:15 am #163188
I have an
elsethat 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.
Thanks!February 18, 2014 at 12:17 am #163189
I also have
raw_input()way too many times.February 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm #163263
elseis the preferred solution where other languages might use a
switchstatement. 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?February 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm #163279
Wait… Are you saying not to use
if? What if I need a 3-way logical fork? Hmmm. I guess I could figure out another way.February 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm #163286
Wait… Are you saying not to use
Sorry, I think we got mixed up somewhere. Given your situation, I would normally use a
switchstatement. Given the fact that python doesn’t have a
switchstatement, 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_inputquestion, I was asking if you could just leave out the
statusassignment in each case, since you already did it anyway (at the beginning of the
whileloop). Is there a reason for assigning it again?February 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm #163287AlenParticipant
I’m not a Python developer. But found this, might be helpful: http://code.activestate.com/recipes/410692/February 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm #163291
I’m going to look at both of these more closely and see what I can do about this.
I just don’t like that it’s already 50 lines and barely does anything.February 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm #163302
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
argis. Plus, I’m pretty sure I could use
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!February 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm #163303
Thought I’d share this with you gentlemen:
You’ve undoubtedly seen this but if you haven’t… you both know how to do math. I still find it interesting. Sometimes it’s good to spend time revamping your workflow… even if you have to write an app yourself.February 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm #163304February 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm #163305
You’ve undoubtedly seen this…
Have you seen this? Might help you understand your place in the world as you embark on learning this fine languageFebruary 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm #163306
I’m going to download this and run it a few times. There was a problem that was bothering me so much last night and now I can’t think of it. I need to run it and feed it a bunch of stuff to remember.
Thanks @traq!February 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm #163307
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.February 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm #163308
On a side note, I’m going to write everything for my BBB project in Python. It is literally the perfect choice for that project.February 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm #163310
To quote Zed Shaw:
“If you are reading this book and flipping out at every third sentence because you feel I’m insulting your intelligence… Go learn Lisp. I hear people who know everything really like Lisp.”
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