neil neil - 2 months ago 21
Python Question

learn python the hard way exercise 35 help

for some reason when the game reaches gold room it doesn't work right. when i enter any number i get the death message 'man, learn to type a number'

thanks

from sys import exit

def gold_room():
print 'this room is full of gold, how much do you take?'

next = raw_input('> ')
if '0' in next or '1' in next:
how_much = int(next)
else:
dead('man, learn how to type a number')


if how_much < 50:
print 'nice! your not too greedy. you win!'
exit(0)
else:
dead('you greedy bastard!')


def bear_room():
print 'there is a bear here.'
print 'the bear has a bunch of honey'
print 'the fat bear is in fromt of another door'
print 'how are you going to move the bear?'
bear_moved = False


while True:
next = raw_input('> ')

if next == 'take honey':
dead('the bear looks at you then pimp slaps you in the face')
elif next == 'taunt bear' and not bear_moved:
print 'the bear has moved from the door now. you can go through.'
bear_moved = True
elif next == 'taunt bear' and bear_moved:
dead('the bear gets pissed off and chews your crotch off')
elif next == 'open door' and bear_moved:
gold_room()
else:
print 'i have no idea what that means.'


def bolofumps_room():
print 'here you see the great evil bolofump'
print 'he, it whatever stares at you and you go insane'
print 'do you flee for your life or eat your head?'

next = raw_input('> ')
if 'flee' in next:
start()
elif 'head' in next:
dead('well, that was tasty!')
else:
bolofumps_room()

def dead(why):
print why, 'good job!'
exit(0)


def start():
print 'you are in a dark room'
print 'there is a door to your left and right'
print 'which one do you take?'

next = raw_input('> ')

if next == 'left':
bear_room()
elif next == 'right':
bolofumps_room()
else:
dead('you stumble around the room until you starve to death')


start()


EDIT: typing one works, but 2 does not

Answer

You do this in gold_room:

next = raw_input('> ')
if '0' in next or '1' in next:
    how_much = int(next)
else:
    dead('man, learn how to type a number')

it checks only if '0' in next or '1' in next, so it's not really surprising that '2' does not work, right?

What you want goes along these lines

next = raw_input('> ')
try:
    how_much = int(next)
except ValueError:
    dead('man, learn how to type a number')

Doing this without exceptions is possible too, but please keep in mind that avoiding something as important and fundamental as exceptions is a really bad idea. I hope the book at least makes that clear later.

Anyways, so we know that int accepts only digits, so we simply check just that:

if next.isdigit():
    how_much = int(next)
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