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tcc8m
 3 years ago
Question about why these functions return certain values. Thanks in advance.
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tcc8m
 3 years ago
Question about why these functions return certain values. Thanks in advance. http://pastebin.com/k5wfxp33

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eSpeX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is a process similar to the toString() method in Java, when you print an object you are basically getting a printout of its member variables rather than an execution of the object. Take a look at object.__str__(self) in the Python documentation for a more detailed explanation.

jgoldsmith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3To expand on what @eSpeX said, look carefully at your definition of zoo(). What does it return? Answer: nothing. A function needs a return statement to return an object. When zoo() is called, another call is made to monkey(), which returns 5 INTO THE FUNCTION zoo(), not as a result of the function. To get the result I assume you are looking for (having zoo() return 5), you need to replace line 5 with "return monkey()". Do you see what would happen if you just wrote "return monkey" with no parens containing arguments?

jgoldsmith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3dw:1353472341103:dw Does this help clear things up?

luan.cestari
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just as jgoldsmith explained, The problem is that Zoo function doesn't use the keywork 'return' to archive the expected behavior.

tcc8m
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks everyone. I appreciate the answers. I understand now.
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