By HeinzKurt


2014-03-10 21:13:58 8 Comments

I really do not understand, why the code

def isIn(char, aStr): 
    ms = len(aStr)/2
    if aStr[ms] == char:
        print 'i am here now'
        return True
    elif char>aStr[ms] and not ms == len(aStr)-1:
        aStr = aStr[ms+1:]
    elif char <aStr[ms] and not ms == 0:
        aStr = aStr[0:ms]
    else:
        return False
    isIn(char, aStr)

print isIn('a', 'ab')

does keep on returning None. it prints 'i am here now', but it does not return True, just as the next line says. Why?

1 comments

@arshajii 2014-03-10 21:15:40

You probably want a return on the last line:

return isIn(char, aStr)

Without it, the function simply returns None when it terminates without seeing a return.

@HeinzKurt 2014-03-10 21:17:28

Jepp. Did not see it. And i really tried hard. Thank you!

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