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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Refactor

i keep getting a communication error when i enter my answer.

This challenge is a little different. You shouldn't have to write very much code. You probably recognize this code. It's pretty much our shopping_list_2.py from before. I want you to help me with a little refactor, though. Refactoring is when we change code to make it better, often by creating new functions. Create a new function named main that doesn't take any arguments. Move everything from line 22 (show_help()) and below into your new function. You shouldn't have any code that isn't inside of a function.

i have tried everything and nothing seems to work. i have come to a point which i dont think its me. please help or check your end.

shopping_list.py
def show_help():
    # print out instructions on how to use the app
    print("What should we pick up at the store?")
    print("""
Enter 'DONE' to stop adding items.
Enter 'HELP' for this help.
Enter 'SHOW' to see your current list.
""")

def show_list(shopping_list):
    # print out the list
    print("Here's your list:")

    for item in shopping_list:
        print(item)

def add_to_list(shopping_list, new_item):
    # add new items to our list
    shopping_list.append(new_item)
    print("Added {}. List now has {} items.".format(new_item, len(shopping_list)))
    return shopping_list

show_help()

# make a list to hold onto our items
shopping_list = []

while True:
    # ask for new items
    new_item = input("> ")

    # be able to quit the app
    if new_item == 'DONE':
        break
    elif new_item == 'HELP':
        show_help()
        continue
    elif new_item == 'SHOW':
        show_list(shopping_list)
        continue
    add_to_list(shopping_list, new_item)

show_list(shopping_list)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
208,478 Points

It doesn't appear that any of the changes from the instructions have been made yet.

Try completing the task before you submit the code for checking.