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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Refactor

Peiman Sarvari
Peiman Sarvari
Courses Plus Student 454 Points

code challenge refactoring

the code is working in Python but it has not been accepted

def show_help():
    # print out instructions on how to use the app
    print("What should we pick up at the store?")
Enter 'DONE' to stop adding items.
Enter 'HELP' for this help.
Enter 'SHOW' to see your current list.
def show_list(shopping_list):
    # print out the list
    print("Here's your list:")

    for item in shopping_list:
def add_to_list(shopping_list, new_item):
    # add new items to our list
    print("Added {}. List now has {} items.".format(new_item, len(shopping_list)))
    return shopping_list
 def main():
    # make a list to hold onto our items
    shopping_list = []
        while True:
        # ask for new items
        new_item = input("> ")    
        # be able to quit the app
        if new_item == 'DONE':
        elif new_item == 'HELP':
        elif new_item == 'SHOW':
        add_to_list(shopping_list, new_item)

1 Answer

Christian Mangeng
Christian Mangeng
15,970 Points

Hi Peiman,

1) the indentation before "def main():" and "while True" is not correct. while True should have the same indentation as "shopping_list = []" one line above

2) You don't need to call main() at the end