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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Continue

breaks.py

can someone please help me out with this? i simply dont get it

breaks.py
def loopy(items):
        # Code goes here

1 Answer

Hey Ethan,

the task is asking you to print every item in the items list, but skip the ones that start with the letter 'a'. So, you have to iterate through items, and if a certain condition is met, do something. Ok, so that's an if inside a for loop, something like this:

def loopy(items):
    # Code goes here
    for item in items:    # this for loop will iterate through every 'item' in 'items'
        if item[0] != "a": # if item DOESN'T start with the letter 'a' (!= means NOT, so if item's first letter isn't 'a', do 
                                   #something). It will print the current item.
            print(item)     # print 'item'
        else:
            continue # continue looping without doing anything if it starts with 'a'