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Emil Jennings
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Henry Wong wrote:
Hint: Be careful to not confuse the assignment operator with the equality comparison operator. See your while loop.

Dude...that while loop isn't even needed, what kind of an answer is that?  This is why people get so frustrated with forums like this.  Random answers that don't address the real problem.  Unreal.
 
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Now I guess I'm going for being banned but whatever...
Henry Wong wrote: As for your second case, you didn't show us the code, so we can't really explain what is wrong.

That is completely WRONG.  I was able to determine what the OP was having problems with using the code provided by the OP.  Based on this series of posts, answers from Henry Wong should be considered with a LARGE grain of salt.  Nuff said.
 
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Emil Jennings wrote:. . .  what kind of an answer is that? . . .
The answer to your question is, a helpful one. If you take your car to the garage and ask them to check the brake pads, you think it is a very long time since they were changed, and they didn't tell you that a tyre is dangerously worn, you would be very annoyed with them. We work on the same principle. If there are problems, we try to point them out without, as you yourself noticed, spoon‑feeding. Although I was taught well, I wasn't taught to avoid == true myself as a beginner, only learning that later, but it appears that many people aren't taught that either. I do not believe that Henry Wong did anything wrong, and think that the tone of the two posts at the top of this thread merits an apology.
 
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