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

help me on this

i don't understand how to start

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(dic):
    return 

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • you'll need a loop to go through each of the dictionaries provided in the argument
  • for each one you'll need to build a string using the template and .format
  • the .format will use the items in the dictionary to fill in the "blanks" in the template
  • the string you build will be added to a new list
  • after the loop finishes, you will return the list