problems with looping, i suppose

Sion Arrowsmith siona at
Tue Mar 28 14:17:38 CEST 2006

John Salerno  <johnjsal at> wrote:
>Does what I originally pasted in my message look incorrect? To me, it 
>all seems indented properly.

Yes. Somewhere or other you've got your tabstop set to 4, and python
treats literal tabs as being of equivalent indent to 8 spaces. As
does my newsreader, so the problem was obvious:

while True:
        tries += 1
^ This was a tab (my cut&paste has turned it back into spaces)
^ This was a tab too.
        if guess == number:
^^^^^^^^ This was eight spaces even before I cut&pasted.

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