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

I believe my code is correct for string_factory.py but it will not pass, any help would be appreciated.

I have tried changing the name and the food and have tried refactoring the code some, it will return the correct statement in my work spaces but it does not seem to work here. I have messed around with the white space in the dict too to no avail.

def favorite_food(dict):
    return "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!".format(**my_dict)
my_dict = {'name':'John','food':'Steak'}

2 Answers

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,887 Points

Hi John,

Your function has a parameter named dict. This is the name you should be using in the body of the function to access that value, not my_dict.

You should also delete your definition of the my_dict variable, it is not needed.



I have been stuck on this problem for a few hours now. Your answer helped me so much! Thank you!

This one threw me for a loop, too. Especially since my code below worked in an IDE, and was pretty much taken exactly from the previous lesson...

def favorite_food(name=None, food=None):
    if name and food:
        print("Hi, I'm {} and I love to eat {}!".format(name, food))

favorite_food(**{"name": "Joshua", "food": "pizza"})

It was both frustrating and a relief to find that the answer was as simple as **dict in the .format parentheses.