# Beginner Programmer Question

kydavis77 at gmail.com kydavis77 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 20:29:08 CEST 2006

```Tim Chase wrote:
> > bigone = 100
> >
> > number = input("Whats the first number?")
> > number2 = input ("Whats the second number?")
> > nu3 = number+number2
> > while nu3 < bigone:
> >     print ("Not there yet, next number please")
> >
> > print "Finally there!"
> >
> > thats what i thought maybe it was...but after the first two numbers it
> > just continually scrolls on the screen with finally there
>
> Gaak!  it's doing exactly what you told it to do! Bad program! :)
>
> Inside the loop it neither
> 1) gets further input from the user nor
> 2) reassigns/sums nu3
>
> Thus, neither of the elements of your condition (nu3 < bigone)
> change, so you're stuck in an infinite loop of printing "not
> there yet..."
>
> Here's some sample code that works and does about what you
> describe.  Tweak accordingly. :)
>
> total = 0
> target = 3600
> values = [
>      82, 69, 87, 83, 78, 65, 0, 89, 83, 85, 79, 76, 0, 83, 73,
>      72, 84, 0, 83, 65, 87, 0, 84, 79, 71, 0, 41, 0, 76, 76,
>      65, 0, 68, 78, 65, 0, 78, 79, 72, 84, 89, 80, 14, 71, 78,
>      65, 76, 14, 80, 77, 79, 67, 0, 78, 79, 0, 78, 79, 73, 84,
>      83, 69, 85, 81, 0, 75, 82, 79, 87, 69, 77, 79, 72, 0, 65,
>      0, 68, 69, 75, 83, 65, 0, 41
>      ]
>
> while total < target:
>      # still haven't found the value
>      value = values.pop() # so we get another number
>      print chr(value+32), #h have a little fun
>      total += value #accumulate our total
>      # and do it until we've accumlated more than target
> print "Hey...we're over %s" % target
>
>
> -tkc

I finally got it to work. Thanks all for the help. Im sure ill be back
with plenty more question!!!

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