Mad Maxer: While loop stuck? [Solved]

Just a note before I start this is my first post so let me know if I get something wrong. :sweat_smile:

So on the level Mad Maxer (free level in desert) I’m running a code that seems to target first enemy that isn’t a decoy, but after that nothing else runs. After looking through my code to see what runs, my while loop seems to have finished.

farthest = None
maxDistance = 0
enemyIndex = 0
enemies = hero.findEnemies()
while enemyIndex < len(enemies):
    target = enemies[enemyIndex]
    enemyIndex += 1
    distance = hero.distanceTo(target)
    if distance > maxDistance:
        maxDistance = distance
        farthest = target
if farthest:
    while > 0:

My variable “enemies = hero.findEnemies()” seems to finish, but putting the variable in a while-true loop outputs only runs the “hero.findEnemies()” command and i eventually get killed by the other enemies while being shoved into a corver. Thanks in advance!

Edit: I did format my code correctly right? I read a lot of other people asking for formatted code on other posts…

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i think That’s because you’re incrementing enemyIndex right after the while, so the things under that don’t run. Put the enemyIndex +=1 under the farthest = target. That’s just what I think

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And yes, your code is formatted perfectly. Great job with that!


Hi. Instead of while > 0, you can put if instead of while. While and if are different, but it would seem that you would put while in because of the comments written on n the level. Try that perhaps?

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Are you looping your code?

Yes he is.
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hmmmm moving the enemyIndex += 1 and using and if loop don’t work, but they don’t show error messages. However putting a while loop around everything seems to work?..

So… It’s solved?

I guess? I do still want to know why a while true loop around everything works. I’ll keep looking :grinning:

You need a while true loop around everything to continuously check the if farthest: part of the code. If you’re not running that over and over again, it would only check once, instead of checking constantly.


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