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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Continue

Noah Harness
Noah Harness
1,383 Points

loop with index

I need to continue through a loop if the 0 index of 'item' is ''a'', otherwise i need to print the item.

HELP PLEASE I think I am really close

breaks.py
def loopy(items):
    for item in items:
        if item.index(0) = "a":
            continue;
        else:
            print(item)

1 Answer

Umesh Ravji
Umesh Ravji
42,362 Points

Hi Noah, you are really close, just small issues with your code.

Comparisons are done with double equals (==), not using single equals (=), which are used when assigning values to variables.

Checking if the first character is an a can be done by checking the character at the first index using the code below:

item[0] == 'a'

Giving you a result of:

def loopy(items):
    for item in items:
        if item[0] == "a":
            continue;
        else:
            print(item)