Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

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

Dylan King
Dylan King
199 Points

Receiving error message "Oops! It looks like Task 1 is no longer passing.", except my task one is fine.

Title says it all. Kind of frustrated with the lack of guidance when writing out code. Reminders for syntax and/or some hints would be nice considering this is meant for complete beginners. Less concerned with finding the solution to my current task and more just wanted to vent a little beginner's frustration.

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

sundaes = available.split(';')

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}."

display_menu = sundaes.join(", ")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

The challenge can get confused when you introduce a syntax error.

In this case you have applied the join method to a list and passed it a string argument.

But join is actually a string method, and takes a sequence (list) argument. So swap those around.

Also you haven't quite finished the last task, you still need to format the menu string using your display_menu and put the result back into menu.