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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

I'm stuck on the banana.py challenge. I tried an approach in the Shell that works fine but am getting errors in editor.

Here's what I did:

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white" sundaes = available.split(";") menu = "Our available flavors are: {}." flavors = ", ".join(sundaes) menu.format(flavors)

The error states "Didn't find the right number of sundaes and commas".

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(";")
flavors = ", ".join(sundaes)
menu = "Our available flavors are: {}."
menu.format(flavors)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,404 Points

Your code is correct. The challenge grader is looking for a line with the menu template string and the .format() method on the same line. Joining your two last lines solves the problem:

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(";")
flavors = ", ".join(sundaes)
menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(flavors)

Thanks, Chris! That worked :)