[Tutor] New to this list ....

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Fri Mar 30 16:04:09 CEST 2012

Hi there ....  I've just joined this list and thought I'd introduce 
myself.  I used to be fairly competent in c but never made the grade to 
c++.  I've done very little programming in the last couple of years or 
so.  I'm getting a Raspberry-pi for our local Junior school and am 
starting to learn Python so I can show the year five and year six kids 
how to write simple games.  I'm already enjoying this lovely language.  
One of the few c things I miss is the switch/case statement.  if and 
elif in it's place is a bit cumbersome.  Still, it works.

One of the things I wanted to do is to use a four integer array to get 
four integers returned from a function.  I ended up using what I think 
is a list. (I'm not really sure of the datatypes yet).  This is what I 
did, and it works, but looks very inelegant to me:

correct = 0
     match = 0
     wrong = 0
     results = [correct, match, wrong]

     results = getflag(flag_1, results)
     results = getflag(flag_2, results)
     results = getflag(flag_3, results)
     results = getflag(flag_4, results)

Any thoughts?

Kind regards,        Barry.

 From Barry Drake - a member of the Ubuntu advertising team

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