[Tutor] Infinite Loop

Cameron Macleod cmacleod170 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 16:43:19 CEST 2011

```Hi,

I've been trying to code a simple guess my number game as a starter
programming project but I've generated an infinite loop accidentally. Since
I'm new to programming in general, I can't really figure out what's causing
it. Thanks

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import random

print("\tWelcome to 'Guess my Number'!")
print("\nI'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100.")
print("Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n")

#set the initial values
the_number = random.randint(1, 100)
guess = int(input("Take a guess: "))
tries = 1

# guessing loop
while guess != the_number:
if guess > the_number:
print("Lower...")
else:
print("Higher...")

guess = int(input("Take a guess: "))
tries += 1

print("You guessed it! The number was", the_number)
print("And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n")

if tries <= 5:
print("I didn't know roadrunners could type!")
elif tries >= 99:
print("P'raps 'Only' wasn't the right word...")
elif tries == 100:
print("0_0 You are the unluckiest person in the world. Or the
stupidest...")

input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")
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