[Tutor] List of lists help

A.T.Hofkamp a.t.hofkamp at tue.nl
Thu Nov 20 09:28:58 CET 2008

btkuhn at email.unc.edu wrote:
> Hello,
> I am completely baffled by this action and would appreciate any help. My 
> problem is occurring within a class which is within a larger program; if 
> I need to post the entire program let me know and I will. It's only 
> about 250 lines so far. Anyways, I am using a list of lists to store 
> data in a GUI game called goMoku. It is kind of like a connect five 
> game, pretty simple. When a user clicks a certain square, this line is 
> called to store the "move":
> self.boardarray[row][col] = self.currentPlayer

The problem is most likely in how you construct your data structure.

If you want to post a follow-up with code, extract those lines and see if you 
can construct the problem in <= 10 lines of code.

(any code with more than 15 lines is most likely too large to understand in 
the time that people take to read a post here)

With respect to your problem, a similar problem has been discussed recently at 
this list with dictionaries instead of lists, please read


If it doesn't answer your question, try to re-construct the problem in a small 
example, and post that.


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