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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Break

Bryony Stewart
Bryony Stewart
1,230 Points

Am I missing the point?

Has anyone got any tips on how to deal with dyslexia and learning programming languages? I get really bad writers block when I am asked to code something. And don't know what tools to use for the job, e.g. (lists,functions,args,strings,floats.)

def loopy(items):
    # Code goes here
    for items in items:
        print (items)

        if items == "STOP"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,095 Points

:point_right: You have a few issues here:

  • the if statement needs a colon at the end
  • the if and the break must both come before the print to prevent the "STOP" from showing
  • while it may work here, it will generally be a good idea to use a different name for the iterating variable
  • the iterating variable is often named using the singular version of the variable with the collection

I don't know much about dyslexia, but I can say that I have given similar hints to many students, almost certainly including those who do not have that challenge.