Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries String Formatting with Dictionaries

Herman Vicens
Herman Vicens
12,540 Points

Don't know what is happening here

Instead of getting the value of the key NAME, I am getting the whole dict. Any ideas?

string_factory.py
def favorite_food(name=None, food=None):
    return "Hi, I'm {} and I love to eat {}!".format(name, food)

favorite_food(**{"name": "Herman", "food": "Tacos"})

2 Answers

Clayton Perszyk
MOD
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 45,900 Points

Don't change the paramaters. It should be dict. Then in your format method unpack dict by adding **.

Also, you do not call the method.

def favorite_food(dict):
    return "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!".format(dict) # unpack here