[Tutor] if...elif question
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 21:24:21 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Chris Keelan wrote:
> I know the answer is staring me right in the face, but why does this little
> code snippet:
> ## a function to convert percentages to letter grades
> def grades(percent):
> if percent < 60:
> return 'F'
> elif percent >= 60 < 70:
> return 'D'
> return 'A'
> ##test the function
> print "%s percent is a grade of %s" % (percent, mark)
> ...produce this output:
> >> 75 percent is a grade of D
> Shouldn't the value of 75 fail the second elif test and return the 'else'
> What am I doing wrong?
It should read "elif percent>=60 and percent<70:". As you have it, it
evaluates "percent>=60" and then compares that against 70. Since the result of
the first is always less than 70 (either 0 or 1), it is always true.
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <firstname.lastname@example.org>