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Python Python Basics (Retired) Putting the "Fun" Back in "Function" Shopping List Redux

dejankerneza
dejankerneza
8,336 Points

How to make a function that would delete item in shopping_list with index we would input?

I have this code and it doesn't work.

def delete_item(shopping_list):
    index = input("Enter index of element you wish to delete: ")
    del shooping_list[index]

1 Answer

Stephen Bone
Stephen Bone
12,359 Points

Hi Dejan

You've got a spelling mistake on your delete line as your trying to use a shooping_list rather than shopping_list.

The actual problem with this though is that the input method returns a string value but an int value must be specified for indexing.

So a possible way around this would be to use the built in int function to convert it. As below:

def delete_item(shopping_list):
    index = input("Enter index of element you wish to delete: ")
    del shopping_list[int(index)]

Hope it helps!

Stephen