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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Refactor

keep getting a communication error

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.

please review

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

def main():
    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
208,474 Points

This code is correct, and it passes the challenge. :+1:

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