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Python Functional Python The Lambda Lambada Lambda 2

Andy McDonald
Andy McDonald
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Seems to be working but I'm not passing

I'm returning the correct answer but the quiz is asking me if I used lambda and reduce which I feel like I did. What am I doing wrong?

strings.py
from functools import reduce

strings = [
    "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.",
    "My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.",
    "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.",
    "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.",
    "My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven know and we don't know where she is.",
    "Life is hard. After all, it kills you.",
    "All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.",
    "Everyone's like, 'overnight sensation.' It's not overnight. It's years of hard work.",
]

longest = reduce(lambda x,y: x if len(x) > len(y) else y, [s for s in strings])

1 Answer

Try simplifying [s for s in strings] to strings.