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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Break

George Lugo
George Lugo
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 922 Points

I would like to know what I am doing wrong in this code

def loopy(items): for thing in items: elif: item = "Stop" break else:

def loopy(items):
    for thing in items:
            item = "Stop"

1 Answer

Umesh Ravji
Umesh Ravji
42,386 Points

Hi George, there's a few small issues with your code.

1. You can't have an elif condition check without first starting with an if conditional check. In this case a single if/else statement is enough, no need to use an elif.

2. A single equals is an assignment operation. Make sure to use a double equals when performing a comparison.

3 The variable you are using to refer to each item in the for loop is thing, however inside the for loop you are referring to a variable item in the conditional check (which in this case should be thing). I'd recommend renaming the thing variable to item, as it makes more sense.

def loopy(items):
    for item in items:
        if item == 'STOP':