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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries String Formatting with Dictionaries

Vladimir Lapcevic
Vladimir Lapcevic
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Please suggest what is wrong with my code. Thanks

Please give me some explanations why this is not working. Thanks

def favorite_food(dict):
    return "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!".format()

favorite_food(**{"name": "Vl", "food": "ta"})

2 Answers

unpack dict.

def favorite_food(dict):
    return "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!".format(**dict)

And I just wanted to add that if you actually want to unpack a dict. use this method.

def favorite_food(**kwargs):
    print('name: {} \n last name: {}'.format(kwargs['name'], kwargs['last_name']))

Student_details = {'name': 'Jassim', 'last_name':'Alhatem'}

Hi u need to remove the last line and inside the format command u need to unpack the dict. u do it by adding **dict