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Re: Help with Guessing Game

by BillKSmith (Vicar)
on May 12, 2013 at 03:47 UTC ( #1033166=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Help with Guessing Game

Your program has another serious bug. After it reports a win, it does not start a new game, but rather continues to prompt you to "Guess Again". Use strict and use warnings would find and report the error. (You have two variables named $guess) Of course this message tends to get lost in a sea of less serious error messages. Always use strict and warnings and fix all the errors that they report.

I have several comments on your style.

Most people (except perhaps old FORTRAN programers) find perl's do...while to be a bit quirky. Use them only when the offer a real advantage.

Do not append a newline to $rannumber. Better to chomp the newline from $guess.

You should separate code for validating input from real game code. Best to use a prompt modulue with a call back routine for validation.

UPDATE: Corrected typos


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Re^2: Help with Guessing Game
by davido (Archbishop) on May 12, 2013 at 04:28 UTC

    Best to use a prompt module with call back for validation.

    Sounds to me like IO::Prompt::Hooked (shameless plug).


      Actually, I use ActiveState::Prompt. I will checkout your suggestion.

      You also made a great suggestion for keeping track of previous guesses.


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