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

Siddharth Sharma
Siddharth Sharma
509 Points

Not able to understand the reassign

am not able to understand where it is saying to reassign the menu and to use .format

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

3 Answers

My apologies, should have read further. "Combine the sundaes list into a new variable named display_menu, where each item in the list is rejoined together by a "comma and a space (", ")."

display_menu=", ".join(sundaes) ***Note that unlike split, the , comes before the word "join"

"Then reassign the menu variable to use the existing variable and .format() to replace the placeholder with the new string in display_menu". You have the "menu" variable already set to something in line 3. If you look closer, that value seems to be a placeholder waiting for a value to make it complete. So the requirement is that you give the menu variable (=reassign) this new value from display_menu to fill its placeholder.


"If you're really brave, you can even accomplish this all on the same line where menu is currently being set." A shorter way of answering this is as:

menu="Our available flavors are: {}." .format(", ".join(sundaes))

Hi Siddharth: The challenge states "Use .split() to break the available string apart on the semi-colons (;). Assign this to a new variable sundaes." You did that with "sundaes=available.split(';')" That is all that is required -- you don't need to go any more than that.

Siddharth Sharma
Siddharth Sharma
509 Points

bro click on the next step and there will be another task which iam asking of