[Chicago] pedantic guessing game demo

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 00:53:45 CET 2011

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Malcolm Newsome
<malcolm.newsome at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Brian. That's precisely what I needed!
> Malcolm
> On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Fun... One comment on:

And then if the real goal is to teach programming (more than to play
this little
guessing game) a next step would be to challenge a learner to modify
it slightly
to where it says "Too high" or "Too low" on any guess that's not right.**

Another challenge would be to come up with several variants of this program
the exercise different features, even try: / except: if you wanna get creative.

Python rocks, party on!


** PSF chairman Holden uses just this approach in his courseware for OST.

>>>     print "I'm thinking of a number between 1 - 100.  Can you guess what
>>> it is?"
>>>     random_num = random.randint(1, 100)
>>>     guess = int(input("Type a number between 1 - 100: "))

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