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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Break

I'm having trouble with this for loop and break. Not sure where I can post my current code though.

What am I missing here? I copied this code into Workspaces and it seems to be working.

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

4 Answers

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

If you look closely in the if statement in that code, you accidentally wrote items (with an "s"), but I think you meant item (without an "s"). You want to check if the individual item is "STOP", not if the parameter items is

Michael, thanks for the quick response. When I added a input to test it out, it does seem to reach the break statement.

Here's what I did to test it (I removed the else statement to clean it up):

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

items = input("> ") loopy(items)

Thanks again!

Sorry for some reason it doesn't format the code right in this box.

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

Actually, in my first answer, I made an oversight that caused it to be incorrect, and it seems this does, in fact, work. That being the case, what's the question that you were initially trying to ask?

Sorry Michael, my question was on the challenge the grader is saying I don't have it correctly written or it's not working: "Bummer! Didn't find the right items being printed." So I thought something was wrong in my code. I must be missing a detail on the challenge that they are looking for. I know these assignments seem to build off each other so I didn't want to miss a concept and continue.

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

In the context of the challenge, my first answer is correct. You need to write item in the if statement, because you're inspecting the individual item, and not the parameter items that was passed in. The challenge is passing in an array of strings, and not just a string, so items will never be "STOP"

Thank you. I kept racking my brain. I made the correction and it worked!!