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Python

brian curry
brian curry
3,894 Points

Help with some code...no vowels

here is my code...

new_word=input("Enter a word to remove the vowels: ")
new_word=list(new_word)
no_vowels=[]  
def remove_vowels(word):
    for letter in word:
        if letter=='a' or letter=='e' or letter=='i' or letter=='o' or letter=='u':
            word.remove(letter)
        else:
            no_vowels.append(letter)
remove_vowels(new_word)
print(no_vowels)

when I input "cat", it only prints "c" instead of "ct" can't figure out why

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

:warning: Avoid altering a term being used for iteration.

When you change an iterable inside a loop, you can cause side effects like elements being skipped over. There are several safe alternatives, including building a new term instead of altering the original, and iterate using a copy of the term that will be altered.