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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Break

def loopy(items): # Code goes here for x in items: print(x) if x =='STOP': break

what is wrong with my code?

def loopy(items):
    # Code goes here
    for x in items:
    if x =='STOP':

Most likely because the "break" is outside the "for" loop. Breaks are related to a FOR loop. Put the last two lines before the print(x) , indented appropriately and it should work.

As it stands, the "For" loop means: For every member of items, print it. (BTW, This includes even the word STOP - no checking is done in the loop). When you come to the IF condition statements, python is finished with the loop and does not know what you want to break from.

1 Answer

Tim Lee
Tim Lee
968 Points

I have figured out your error. Logically it seems like it makes sense, but in python you have to remember that indentation makes a big difference. Right now, your if statement and the break statement is outside your for loop. Put them inside by simply indenting both the if statement and the break command inside the if statement and you should be good to go.