Determining gender with Python

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Determining gender with Python

Postby Ytterbium_70 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:39 pm

Today, I formed a piece if code. Importing time, it's the introduction of a game; however, around the 17th line the code falters:

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def gender(var47):
    var47 = rawinput(g5);
    if g5 != "male" or if g5 != "Male" or if g5 != "MALE":
        return "male"
        g6 = "him"
        g7 = "he"
        g8 = "his"
    elif g5 != "female" or if g5 != "Female" or if g5 != "FEMALE":
        return "female"
        g6 = "her"
        g7 = "she"
        g8 = "her"
    elif g5 != "androgynous" or if g5 != "Androgynous" or if g5 != "ANDROGYNOUS":
        return "androgynous"
        g6 = "it"
        g7 = "it"
        g8 = "its"
    else:
        print("UNKNOWN: YOU GODDAMN MORON, THAT IS NOT GENDER!")
        time.sleep(1)
        print("UNKNOWN: YOU ARE DEAD TO ME!")
        time.sleep(1)
        print("UNKNOWN shoots you in the head. Looks like thigs are going poorly for you...")
        break



It's at the if statement. Is there supposed to be "if...or if" to determine rawinput statements?

G6-8 are other variables labeled as 0, as such:
g6 = 0

Should those be lists instead of single variables?
Last edited by stranac on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Determining gender with Python

Postby metulburr » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:37 pm

There is quite a bit wrong with this code:

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def gender(var47):
    var47 = rawinput(g5);

here you are bringing in a variable var47 and then instantly reassigning it

2)
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var47 = rawinput(g5);

What is g5? its raw_input(), not rawinput(). g5 here would be displayed before it asks for user input to put into var47

3)
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if g5 != "male" or if g5 != "Male" or if g5 != "MALE":

This line of code would replace that entire line
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if g5.lower() != 'male':


4)
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        return "male"
        g6 = "him"
        g7 = "he"
        g8 = "his"

You are returning a string, then attempting to assign variables. These assignments never get done, because it has alrady returend.

5)
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        break

there is no need for this break, there is no loop, plus its at the end anyways
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Re: Determining gender with Python

Postby Somelauw » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:31 am

Almost every single line of your code contains a bug. Best is to start all over.

Here is some code you can start with:
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gender_response = raw_input("What's your gender?")


This time write your code line by line and after each line you added you should run the program again to check if it still works.
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