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Welby Obeng
Welby Obeng
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Create a macro named hide_email. It should take a User as an argument. Print out the email attribute of the User in the

Can someone help with this?

from flask import Flask, render_template

app = Flask(__name__)

def index():
    class User:
        email = None
    user = User()
    user.email = 'kenneth@teamtreehouse.com'
    return render_template('user.html', user=user)
{% macro hide_email(User.email) %} 
{{total = len(User.email)}}
{{position_at = User.email.index('@')}}
{{ll = []}}

{% for i,l in enumerate(User.email) %}
  {%  if i > 0 and i < position_at: %}
    {% ll.append('*') %}
    {% else: %}
    {% ll.append(l) %}
    {{''.join(ll)) }}
    {% endif %}
{% endfor %}

1 Answer

So first up, the challenge states that you should "take a User as an argument", so you don't need the .email in the macro expression. You do need to access the email attribute of the User that is passed in, elsewhere in your code (as you have done).

Secondly, we haven't covered setting variables in Jinja/Flask templates in the videos, and so that isn't the solution here (though it is possible with a different syntax). Instead you'll need to call the list methods inline, rather than assigning to a variable and using the variable later.

Third, enumerate can't be used in Jinja/Flask templates. They do have special variables for accessing the loop index, but we also haven't covered those.

This challenge can instead be completed using a for loop and list slices (e.g. list[1:5]). You can use the index method to find the position of the @ symbol to use in the slices, or use the split method as is suggested in the challenge.

This is certainly one of the trickier challenges, so perhaps try put together your own Python script (not Jinja/Flask template) in another file, using the 'print' method to output to the console (with the end parameter set to a blank string so you don't get a new line in between printed characters), and run it to see the results of your loops and slices. For example:

class User:
        email = None

user = User()
user.email = 'kenneth@teamtreehouse.com'

# only change the code in the for loop below:
for c in user.email:
    print(c, end='')

Good luck and let us know how you go or if you need more help!