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Audie Friloux816 Points
error in interface
this interface is buggie
favorite_things = ['raindrops on roses', 'whiskers on kittens', 'bright copper kettles', 'warm woolen mittens', 'bright paper packages tied up with string', 'cream colored ponies', 'crisp apple strudels'] slice1=favorite_things[1:4] slice2=favorite_things[5:] sorted_things=favorite_things sorted_things.sort()
Kurt Maurer16,725 Points
In your code,
you are actually renaming . In order to make a copy using slices, add [:] to the end of
sorted_things, not making a copy
favorite_things (like this:
favorite_things[:]) when you define sorted_things. Hope this helps!
EDIT: To correct what I said, after playing around with it a bit, you're assigning a new variable that points to the same location in memory, so you're not actually making a copy. Hopefully that clarifies the difference a little better!
I ran this code to test this:
listy=[1, 2, 3, 4] listy1 = listy listies = listy[:] print(listy1 is listy) >>> True print(listy is listies) >>> False