For some reason when I run the code at the end it just displays the message without encrypting or decrypting it im really confused please do not hate on me if this is really obvious I am very new to python and barely know the basics
#declare variables NewWord ="" NewLetter = "" SecretMessage = 0 mode = input("Please enter a mode: ").lower() #makes it lowercase message = input("Please enter a message: ").lower() # lowercase to tackle capitals while True: try: offset = int(input("Please enter a number: ")) #If no exception occurs, the except clause is skipped and execution of the try statement is finished. break except ValueError: #If exception occurs, the except clause continues printing not a valid number and letting you re-enter the offset and not just throwing up an error. print ("Not a valid number") #print(mode, message, offset) #Test to check user Input for letter in message : SecretMessage = ord(letter) if mode == "Encrypt" : SecretMessage += offset # add the offset to the letter if mode == "Decrypt" : SecretMessage -= offset # subtract the offset to the letter if SecretMessage < 97: SecretMessage += 26 if SecretMessage > 122: SecretMessage -= 26 NewLetter = SecretMessage NewLetter = chr(NewLetter) # print(newLetter)# check conversion NewWord += NewLetter print(NewWord)
mode = input("Please enter a mode: ").lower()
makes the mode all lowercase which prevents it to equal either "Encrypt" or "Decrypt". So, your
if clauses are not executed.