Beginners help with password program!

Keith Jones kjones9 at rochester.rr.com
Sun Jul 27 05:13:43 CEST 2003


For starters, I suggest you install pychecker and use it on any programs
you create.

Second, every error in python should give you some information as to what
line it occurred on. For example:

: a = b
:Traceback (most recent call last):
:  File "<pyshell#29>", line 1, in ?
:    a = b
:NameError: name 'b' is not defined

Here it says line 1, because this occurred in Idle. Start by going to that
line... 90% of the time, your error will be right there.

As for your file... well the line if "login == no:" looks wrong, unless
you have a variable named 'no'.. you probably want the string 'no' there.
As was mentioned, you probably won't get much help if you ask people to
debug for you. Debugging is a major part of programming, and you can't
avoid it. So get used to it and get good at it. :D (and learn to test your
code thoroughly).  Finally, I recommend you use raw_input(...), rather
than input(...), and then convert the return value from a string to
whatever you need it to be.




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