# questions.py

Below is the syntax highlighted version of questions.py from §4.2 Sorting and Searching.

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# questions.py
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import sys
import stdio

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# Return the hidden integer in the range [lo, hi) by writing
# "Greater than or equal to" questions to standard output and
# reading True/False replies from standard input.

def search(lo, hi):
if (hi - lo) == 1:
return lo
mid = (hi + lo) // 2
stdio.write('Greater than or equal to ' + str(mid) + '?  ')
return search(mid, hi)
else:
return search(lo, mid)

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# Accept integer command-line argument k. Ask the user to think of
# an integer between 0 and (2**k)-1. Write "Greater than or equal to?"
# questions to standard output, in binary search fashion. Read
# True/False replies from standard input. Write the integer to
# standard output.

k = int(sys.argv[1])
n = 2 ** k
stdio.write('Think of a number ')
stdio.writeln('between 0 and ' + str(n-1))
guess = search(0, n)
stdio.writeln('Your number is ' + str(guess))

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# python questions.py 7
# Think of a number between 0 and 127
# Greater than or equal to 64?  True
# Greater than or equal to 96?  False
# Greater than or equal to 80?  False
# Greater than or equal to 72?  True
# Greater than or equal to 76?  True
# Greater than or equal to 78?  False
# Greater than or equal to 77?  True