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Python Python Collections (Retired) Lists Redux Shopping List Take Three

benjamin siverly
benjamin siverly
3,430 Points

Attribute Error: "builtin_function_or_method" has no attribute 'split'... Error when only one item is added.

I keep getting an error message saying that new_stuff isn't splittable, but on the demo Kenneth's code works fine... Not sure what else to do on this...

shopping_list = []

def show_help():
    print("\nSeparate each item with a comma.")
    print("Type DONE to quit, SHOW to see the current list, and HELP to get this message.")

def show_list():
    count = 1
    for item in shopping_list:
        print("{}: {}".format(count, item))
        count += 1

print("Give me a list of things you want to shop for.")

while True:
    new_stuff = input(">  ").lower
    if new_stuff == "done":
        print("\nHere's your list:")
    elif new_stuff == "help":
    elif new_stuff == "show":
        new_list = new_stuff.split(", ")
        index = input("Add this at a certain spot? Press enter for the end of the list, "
                      "or give me a number. Currently {} items in the list.".format(
        if index:
            spot = int(index) - 1
            for item in new_list:
                spot += 1
            for item in new_list:

1 Answer

Samuel Ferree
Samuel Ferree
31,721 Points

You're missing some parens* when you try to lowercase the input

def some_fn():
  return "Hi!"

some_fn() # This calls some_fn
some_fn # this is a variable that references the function, I can pass this around like any other variable. Like so

def call(fn):

call(some_fn) # returns "Hi!"
benjamin siverly
benjamin siverly
3,430 Points

Got it! Didn't realize I needed parens at end of .lower