[Tutor] I don't understand this code
stefan_ml at behnel.de
Wed Jul 14 12:40:18 CEST 2010
ZUXOXUS, 13.07.2010 16:43:
> I am a true beginner in programming, and im learning with
> There's something I dont understand, and i would really appreciate any help.
> In chapter 9, the one about the Hangman game, I don't get the block of code
> in line 61
> 59. words = 'ant baboon badger bat bear'
> 1. def getRandomWord(wordList):
> 2. # This function returns a random string from the passed list of
> 3. wordIndex = random.randint(0, len(wordList) - 1)
> 4. return wordList[wordIndex]
> The thing is, the "passed list of strings" is called "words", not
> "wordList", so I see it shouldn't work.
I'm pretty sure that's not how it's called. However, you can transform the
whitespace separated string into a list by calling .split() on it:
wordList = words.split()
Also, the function above is redundant with the stdlib, use random.choice()
instead, which does exactly the same thing.
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