### Thread: Conditional Statements

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#### Conditional Statements

Hey! I'm trying to program a very simplistic hangman game, and in doing so, I have to break out of a while loop after so many right guesses or so many wrong guesses. The while loop ends if I have just one conditional statement, but when I include [conditional1 or conditional2] the loop continues infinitely. Is there any way I can remedy this? My code is posted below
Code:
```import random

a=['hello', 'goodbye', 'hola', 'chao']
n=random.randrange(0, len(a))
guessRight=0
guessWrong=0

while guessWrong < 7 or guessRight < len(a[n]):
g=raw_input("Guess a letter: ")
if(g in a[n]):
guessRight+=1
print "Word contains " + str(gr)
else:
guessWrong+=1
print "Incorrect guess\n"

if(guessWrong==7):
print "You lost"
else:
print "You win"```
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#### Boolean

You have to think about what the code actually does in the boolean comparisons.

Code:
`while guessWrong < 7 or guessRight < len(a[n]) :`
One of these (or both) is always being True, so it's 1 OR 0, and 0 OR 1. Anything OR'ed with 1 will always give a 1, or True result.

Last edited by WynnDeezl; October 4th, 2012 at 05:21 PM.