[Tutor] Re Help with this script

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Mon Apr 25 20:08:34 CEST 2005

> can't see it really, i thought that the fact to have the "break"
> would terminate the script straight away.

break terminates the current loop, which is inside your print_options
function. print_options is called from inside print_options.

Research the term "recursion" and see if you can see where the problem
(Try my online tutor for one explanation...)

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web tutor

If I enter "f" first then the
> programme ends.  What am i missing?
> JC
> John Carmona wrote:
> Thanks for the help Kent, Noel and Alan. Here is my final script (it
> seems to be working ok but sometimes if I select "quit the
programme", I
> need to enter that option 2 or 3 times before it works, is this a
> Try this program. Choose option a a few times, then choose f enough
times to
> exit. See if you can figure out what is going on.
> def print_options():
>        print "------------------------------"
>        print "Options:"
>        print "a. print options"
>        print "f. quit the programme"
>        print "------------------------------"
>        while 1:
>            choice = raw_input("Choose an option: ")
>            if choice == 'a':
>                print 'About to call print_options'
>                print_options()
>                print 'Finished calling print_options'
>            if choice == 'f': break
> print_options()
> Kent

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