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Beginner Python help: What does n-=1 do in a while loop?

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    num = 5 if num > 2: print(num) num -= 1 print(num) output: 5,4

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    I thought num-=1 would subtract one from n each time through the loop, but then why no 3 printed?

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    actually by my reasoning if that were true it should print out the 2 as well...

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    version 2.7 if that matters

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    oh never mind, I think I know

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    it's not even a while loop, it's an if clause, so it's only executed once. duh.

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