Imtrying to loop through date ranges using this below code but for some reason the code stops when hititng the while statment. I dont get any error
startDate = datetime.date( 2016, 7, 13 )
endDate = datetime.date( 2010, 1, 1 )
dayDelta = datetime.timedelta( days=1 )
while startDate < endDate:
browser.get("http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/results/home.sd?r_date=" + startDate.strftime("%Y-%m-%d"))
tree2 = html.fromstring(browser.page_source)
startDate += dayDelta
The reason is, that "startDate < (less than) endDate" is in your case not TRUE.
For the interpreter your code is therefore not wrong, because he can't tell you if this while should be the case or not and that's why you won't get an error message.
You can try such things with a simple check with print (sometimes faster than a debugger and my favourit to check for quick errors)
import datetime startDate = datetime.date( 2016, 7, 13 ) endDate = datetime.date( 2010, 1, 1 ) dayDelta = datetime.timedelta( days=1 ) ''' while startDate < endDate: print 'test' #no output ''' while startDate > endDate: print 'test' #infinite loop, lot of output