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

David Garcia
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David Garcia
Python Development Techdegree Graduate 11,254 Points

string factory.py

I need some help i don't really understand this. It says to unpack but maybe their asking to pack? need help

def favorite_food(name = None, food = None):
    return "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!".format(name,food)
favorite_food(**{"name":"David", "food": "burrito"})

1 Answer

19,363 Points

When you unpack the dictionary there's no need to call it on your last line. The quiz will pass into your function a dictionary that you need to unpack hint: **[parameter name]. When python unpacks it, the dictionary will be separated into 2 parts, name and food.

This is a way you can do this:

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