Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Membership

i dont understand how to assign a value to store_open = none

i understand the logic of 'if' and 'in' and i also understand strings and lists - but i dont understand the 'none' item in store_open = none, and then change that to true or false. pretty sure its something simple. could someone check my code. sorry - beginner here!

membership.py
time = 15

store_open = None
store_hours = [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]
if time in store_hours:
        store_open = [true]
else:
        store_open = [false]

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
STAFF
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Staff

Hi there! You're doing great, and yes, you clearly understand the logic. At some point, though, it seems you might have missed something about what is known as "built-in constants". There are a few of these in Python and they are documented here

The None constant represents the absence of a value. Most programming languages have a similar thing although it can be named differently across languages. The same goes for True and False. These are reserved words (when capitalized in precisely this manner) in Python.

Here's an example:

treehouse_student = True

I think you can get it with this hint but let me know if you're still stuck! :sparkles:

thank you! makes complete sense now