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Error Msg: Your `name_list`'s last item shouldn't be in your `greeting` variable! Type word for word example Task 4 of 4

Followed numerous examples from the Python forum. Console still views my task 4 as an error. However, the Python Idle 3.4.1 on my PC displays the code as correct.

greeting_list.py
full_name = "Marky Mark"
name_list = full_name.split()
greeting_list = "Hi, I'm Treehouse".split()
greeting_list[2] = name_list[0]
greeting = " ".join(greeting_list)

2 Answers

William Li
PLUS
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,867 Points

Hello, Mark Tan

ummm ... That's kinda odd, I don't see any problem with this code either, but the code challenge indeed throws error

:x: Bummer! Your name_list's last item shouldn't be in your greeting variable!

Not sure why, may be a bug in the grader? cc Kenneth Love


Update: So I gave it another try, by changing the full_name variable to full_name = "Mark Tan", and everything work without problem. Looks like the grader is only upset about the name Marky Mark.

William, I appreciate the quick reply. Thank you.

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,867 Points

no problem, hope you are able to pass the challenge now.

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,388 Points

It looks like the grader is using a re.search for the last name in the output instead of a match. A re.match() would be a better check, or at least a re.search() with word boundaries.

Mark Tan should get a bounty for finding this bug! Great find.