Common mistakes among beginning programmers
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Using mystical names for variables, such as
xyz_1. If someone else reads your code, they won't have a clue of what you're talking about!
Mixing two words or more in a variable, e.g.,
coursename. Underscores help you make your code more readable. Use them!
Avoiding spaces between equal signs. Spaces will also contribute to legibility, so use them. e.g.,
course_name="Math"is not wrong technically, but it's hard to read, and ugly (dirty code).
Using a different quotation style in the same code. e.g.,
username = "Josh"and then
location = 'Paris'. This makes you code untidy, so choose the type of quotes you want to use and be consistent. Remember: If you use double quotes, but then you need to include a cite within a string, you can insert a backlash () as an escape sequence. e.g.,
quote = "She said: \"I love you\", and then left."
Forgetting about indentation in conditional statements. If your code doesn't work as you want, check for indentation errors. Keep in mind that a