if - else
klapotec at chello.at
Thu Nov 27 23:28:29 CET 2003
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 21:43:31 GMT, Jeff Wagner <JWagner at hotmail.com>
>On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 20:33:05 GMT, "Andrew Koenig" <ark at acm.org> wrotf:
>>> True, also someone's being careless with their code.
>>> if SumOfNumbers = 10:
>>> SumOfNumbers = 1
>>> What happens with that? :)
>>In Python? Easy -- it doesn't compile.
>Ok, why won't it compile? I thought the standard if statement went like this -
>so why won't the above work? I realize it's not the best way to accomplish what I want to do, I'm
>just trying to learn why it is an incorrect if statement so I know for the future.
It does assignment (=) instead of comparison (==) in the condition,
which is illegal in Python.
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