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

George Lugo
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George Lugo
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 922 Points

Hello I would like to see what I am doing wrong in the problem below

template = "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!"

def string_factory(name = None, food= None): if name and food: print template.format(name="kenneth", food= "tacos") else: print(Hi no name!")

string_factory.py
# Example:
# values = [{"name": "Michelangelo", "food": "PIZZA"}, {"name": "Garfield", "food": "lasagna"}]
# string_factory(values)
# ["Hi, I'm Michelangelo and I love to eat PIZZA!", "Hi, I'm Garfield and I love to eat lasagna!"]

template = "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!"

def string_factory(name = None, food= None):
    if name and food:
        print template.format(name="kenneth", food= "tacos")
    else:
        print(Hi no name!")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

Let's take another look at the instructions.

The challenge asked you to: "Write a function named string_factory that accepts a list of dictionaries as an argument. Return a new list of strings...". You did correctly name the function string_factory. But:

  • instead of a list of dictionaries, your function accepts a name and a food as arguments
  • instead of a new list of strings, your function does not return anything
  • your function prints but no printing was called for
  • you'll probably need a loop to process each item in the incoming list
  • you're missing an open quote on the last line (but you probably don't need that entire line)