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

Anurag k
Anurag k
902 Points

string formatting with dictionaries

I am totally confused can somebody please help

# Example:
# values = [{"name": "Michelangelo", "food": "PIZZA"}, {"name": "Garfield", "food": "lasagna"}]
# string_factory(values)
# ["Hi, I'm Michelangelo and I love to eat PIZZA!", "Hi, I'm Garfield and I love to eat lasagna!"]

values=[{"name": "Kenneth", "food": "tacos"}]
string_factory(**{"name": "Kenneth", "food": "tacos"})
def string_factory(name: None, food: None):
    if name and food:
        print ("Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!".format(name,food))

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

You have the right idea, but the challenge is asking the function string factory to except a list of dictionaries.

:point_right: change parameter to except a list

:point_right: loop over this list and make the substitution you currently have to format template string

Also, in general, the correct notation for specifying parameters is with =

name=None, food=None

but this challenge doesn't need default parameter values

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!