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Python Python Basics (Retired) Putting the "Fun" Back in "Function" Shopping List Redux

Shazad Kazi
Shazad Kazi
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Shopping List Redux Error?

I seem to be getting this error.

Traceback (most recent call last):                                                                                                                             
  File "function_list.py", line 25, in <module>                                                                                                                
  File "function_list.py", line 8, in add_to_list                                                                                                              
AttributeError: 'dict' object has no attribute 'append' 

I am not sure why, I feel as though I have copied to code correctly as well.

shopping_list = {}

def show_help():
  print("What should we pick up at the store?")
  print("Enter DONE to stop.")

def add_to_list(item):
  print("Added! List has {} items.".format(len(shopping_list)))

def show_list():
  print("Here's your list:")
  for item in shopping_list:


while True:
  new_item = input("> ")
  if new_item == "DONE":
  elif new_item == "HELP":


I'd really appreciate it, if someone could help me out.

Kind Regards,

1 Answer

And the error message is correct. there is no append attribute (or method) for a dictionary. Did you mean to define shopping list ass a dictionary? Or did you want it to be a list? In which case you used the wrong braces in your definition. try this:

shopinglist = []