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Python The Problem: For Loops

Andy McDonald
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Andy McDonald
Python Development Techdegree Student 7,267 Points

Outcome of a list is altered by indenting print command... why????

If I run the print statement within the for loop the list loads up correctly and is even correct when I run it globally. If I indent the print statement to a global command the list comes out with one thing in the list.

This makes no sense to me.

dblist = []

for dude in blist:
    dbtime = datetime.datetime.strptime(dude[1], '%d/%m')
    print(dude[1])
    ddude = dude
    ddude[1] = dbtime
    print(ddude)
    dblist.append(ddude)

print(dblist)

Here's my snapshot: https://w.trhou.se/odasr3qe37

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,627 Points

It's not clear how to replicate the issue. There are 3 files in the snapshot, yet none of them contain the code snippet shown above.

But the obvious issue around indentation is that an indented line would be considered to be inside the loop, where an un-indented one would be performed only once after the loop was over.